Protecting Those Who Have Served

WASHINGTON – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today after the House passed an amendment to protect current working-age military retirees:

“As the representative of Fairchild Air Force Base and thousands of veterans throughout Eastern Washington, I am especially proud of the action the House took today to protect those who have served our country.  This critical legislation will preserve pensions and restore cost-of-living adjustments for our retired military personnel.  Our military men and women should not fall victim to Washington’s budget cuts – and this legislation will restore the benefits they’ve so valiantly earned.  I am proud of the action the House took to protect those who have defended American freedom.”