Veterans' Affairs

A 21st Century VA is Possible

Communications • July 28, 2015

“This week’s vote on the VA Accountability Act will make it easier to hold officials at any level accountable, and if necessary, fire them.” Republican Leadership Press Conference: July 28, 2015 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Representative Martha …

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McMorris Rodgers Urges VA Secretary to Reform Outdated Agency, Put Veterans First

Communications • June 9, 2015

“Veterans must be at the center of our solutions. They must be empowered. They must be treated with compassion. And they are our priority.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) met with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald today at her office on Capitol Hill. The Congresswoman addressed specific concerns regarding veterans’ access to care in …

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McMorris Rodgers: One Year Later, A Reminder of the Work We Have Left To Do

Communications • June 1, 2015

“The VA has systematic failings that must be addressed – a symbolic change in management is not enough.” SPOKANE, WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the resignation of Veterans Affairs’ Secretary Robert Shinseki. A year after the unacceptable wait times at VA hospitals were revealed …

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McMorris Rodgers: Solutions Our Veterans Deserve

Communications • May 18, 2015

“Today, I voted to improve the lives of our heroes – from employment opportunities to health care – through six common-sense solutions.” WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) issued the following statement today after the House passed six bills that give America’s veterans the support they need and demand accountability at the Department …

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Our Veterans deserve better

Communications • May 14, 2015

In March of this year, Jan R. Frye, the deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics at the VA, sent a memo to VA secretary Robert McDonald. The findings published in the Washington Post this week paint a horrifying picture. At least $6 billion taxpayer dollars per year have been squandered in illegal contracts for medical …

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Honoring our Heroes: Face-to-Face

Jared Powell • March 13, 2015

It’s been a scandal-plagued year for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Secret wait-lists have led to deaths, delays, and unacceptable treatment for those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. Sometimes lost in the noise are the lives of the veterans themselves – whether it be a veteran of Iraq coping with Post Traumatic Stress …

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McMorris Rodgers: Our Veterans Are the Priority

Communications • July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, sponsored by House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL).   “For too long our veterans have encountered obstacle after obstacle navigating the …

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Republican Leadership Press Conference: “Let’s get to work”

Communications • July 29, 2014

“This is what it looks like to solve the problems facing Americans. And you know what – this is just the beginning.” Click to Play Republican Leadership Press Conference July 29, 2014 Participants: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) Majority Leader-elect Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Conference Vice …

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28 veterans tell their stories to House Republicans

Jared Powell • July 25, 2014

In late April, CNN reported that 40 veterans died while waiting for appointments with the Phoenix Veterans Affairs health care system. The news shocked the country. But it was just the beginning of the story about the VA’s negligence in caring for our nation’s heroes. House Republicans quickly went to work passing bills to hold the VA accountable and allow veterans to seek care outside …

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Hundreds attend Rep. Palazzo’s Veterans Forums

Jared Powell • July 10, 2014

Rep. Steven Palazzo represents the 4th Congressional District in Mississippi. He hosted two Veterans Forums & Resource Fairs this week and blogged about the experience.

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