Accomplishments

Veterans

  • Oct 06, 2016



  • Caring for our Heroes in the 21st Century Act: Cathy introduced draft legislation to open a discussion on how our veterans are cared for. Her legislation gives our veterans full benefits, cuts wait times, and allows them choose their own doctors or hospitals.
  • Faster Care for Veterans Act: Cathy joined a bipartisan coalition of legislators to introduce H.R. 4352, requiring the VA to utilize off the shelf technology to schedule appointments like is used in doctor's offices across the country. This legislation empowers veterans while giving VA employees more tools to do their jobs effectively and efficiently.
  • Quality Care for Veterans: Cathy voted for a package of bills to help veterans, from providing better access to facilities, helping veteran entrepreneurs to improving mental health treatment.
  • Jobs for Veterans: Cathy voted for H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act, which will make it easier for veterans to find good-paying, high-quality jobs.
  • Face-to-Face with VA Secretary: Cathy met with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald at her office on Capitol Hill to discuss veterans access to care in Eastern Washington and proposed innovative ideas about how to successfully create a 21st-century Department of Veterans Affairs. She urged Secretary McDonald to embrace new solutions to ensure that America’s veterans receive the care they need.
  • Honoring our commitment to our veterans: The bill ensures our veterans receive their much-deserved health benefits, speeds up VA claims processing, prioritizes modernizing the VA’s electronic health care record system, and tightens oversight of construction projects.




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