With Friday's passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, we are providing much-needed resources to build our military and give Americans the safety and security they deserve. Our military will now be able to modernize its equipment, improve its ability to respond, and provide a long overdue pay raise to our troops, including those serving at Fairchild Air Force Base here in Spokane. I am proud to support our nation’s military.
Spurred by legislation from Congress, the new VA secretary is off to good start in reforming the culture at the VA — but more needs to be done. Far too often our veterans feel like a burden when they reach out for help. I am committed to making the VA a world-class organization that provides our veterans the care they deserve.
What a beautiful day in Spokane! It was great to spend the afternoon talking with people about what’s going on in our community. Thank you to all the friendly faces that greeted me at their door, and for the advice and opinions I received. I’m working hard to represent you, and I need to know your views.
I joined Ericka Andersen this morning to share my story about raising a child with Down Syndrome, how those experiences help shape my direction on health care, and why I’m on a mission to empower the disability community through legislation like the ABLE Act. Click the video below to listen in!
Fairchild is a vital part of our community and provides a strategic location for keeping our nation safe. It was great to have General Everhart back at Fairchild and to hear that he has our back. I look forward to working with him to ensure Fairchild's continued success.