McMorris Rodgers: Opening Doors of Opportunity

Communications • April 29, 2015

Republican Leadership Press Conference April 29, 2015 “The budget we’ll pass this week – and the appropriations bills that will fund our Military and empower our veterans – are examples of how Congress is working together to get things done for the American people.” Participants: Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) …

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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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Empowerment > Veterans | Veterans Day

Thank You to Those Who Have Served

Communications • November 11, 2014

This Veterans Day, we honor the men and women of our military across the country. Their sacrifices have allowed America to remain a beacon of freedom across the world –and have granted Americans at home security, peace of mind, and pride. We remember those who have fallen through the generations, and thank our current troops dispatched in Afghanistan, Iraq, and …

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Accountability > Oversight | Veterans

We haven’t forgotten about the VA

Communications • October 9, 2014

Earlier this year, watchdogs in the Department of Veterans Affairs health agency found long wait times and dishonest management.  House Republicans responded swiftly, passing H.R. 4810, the Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014, and took time to listen to problems and stories from veterans around the country. Yet there is still a lot of work to be done to …

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Let’s hire more heroes

Rep. Rodney Davis • September 18, 2014

Rep. Rodney Davis represents Illinois’ 13th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He sponsored the Hire More Heroes Act which the House will include as part of the Jobs For America Act this week. The failures of Obamacare are almost too great to count – from website glitches and an embarrassing roll-out to increased out-of-pocket expenses and …

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Health Care > Accountability > Veterans

VA progress is being made – but there is still work to be done

Communications • August 14, 2014

Veterans heard some good news today. According to the Associated Press, VA referrals to private doctors are on the rise. This is largely in part to the House-passed bill H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. This bill allocates money to private doctors to treat veterans who are unable to get appointments at …

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Health Care > Jobs > Opportunities > #StuckInTheSenate | Education | Energy | Health Care | Jobs and the Economy | Opportunity | Veterans

5 things (still) on our summer wish list

Communications • August 4, 2014

House Republicans have passed more than 40 jobs bills that are now stuck in the Senate. Since it’s apparent we can’t get them all through a stubborn Democratic-controlled Senate, we have a shorter, more realistic wish list for Senator Reid that will help hardworking Americans. 1.  The Northern Route Approval Act This bill approves the construction of the …

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Opportunities > Veterans | Veterans' Affairs

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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Accountability > Jobs > Jobs and the Economy | Veterans | Veterans' Affairs

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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