Too often I hear from veterans across Eastern Washington who wait weeks – or sometimes even months – to hear back from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after they submit a complaint. These delays are a direct result of an outdated system that only allows patient advocates, not veterans, to track the claim as it moves through the system.
This makes no sense, which is why I helped introduce the Veterans Patient Advocacy Act this week to empower veterans. Our bill is simple – it creates an online portal where veterans can easily submit complaints and track their status, giving them more control over their health care.
Veterans deserve transparency and answers from the VA. My hope is that this bill will help us take an important first step towards increasing accountability at the VA and creating a system that meets the needs of our veterans.
CLICK HERE to read the bill.
In September 2020, President Trump negotiated the signing of the Abraham Accords to maintain and strengthen peace in the Middle East and around the world. This historic agreement successfully normalized relations between Israel – America’s strongest ally – Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and later Morocco. This tremendous achievement is based on respect for human […]
Washington, D.C. (January 10, 2022) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), along with Representatives David Trone (MD-06), Brad Schneider (IL-10), and Ann Wagner (MO-02), today announced the creation of the Abraham Accords Caucus to build on the success of the historic Abraham Accords. The caucus will serve as a forum for identifying and […]
I have some great news for veterans and members of the military in Eastern Washington! President Biden recently signed the Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. This is a bill I cosponsored to make it easier for veterans and servicemembers to enjoy the beautiful lands they […]
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