One of the greatest responsibilities this country has is to ensure our members of the military are cared for while on active duty but also during their retirement. Our military retirees gave a career of service to their country, risked their lives in combat and separation from their families. Because of their great sacrifice for our country, we should not go back on our promises for their honorable service nor balance fiscal irresponsibility on their backs. As your Member of Congress I will always work to make certain our veterans receive the greatest possible care.
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WASHINGTON, DC - This afternoon, the House of Representatives passed legislation extending the Veterans Choice Program. This program gives veterans who live too far away from a Veterans Affairs facility or who cannot schedule an appointment within 30 days, the ability to receive medical care in their community.
After passage, Congressman Gibbs released the following statement:
Last month when terrorists attacked the streets and soccer stadiums of Paris, ISIS sent a clear message: They can strike in the West, far from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq. Their reach has increased, moving out from the Middle East and crossing the borders of Europe. The attack in France has once again shaken our allies. The French President, Francois Hollande, promised a swift and “pitiless” response. Within 48 hours French aircraft struck targets in the city of Raqqa. Yet the Obama Administration continues to insist its strategy to deal with ISIS is working, that ISIS is contai
WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday evening, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1994, the VA Accountability Act, which provides the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs more flexibility in holding employees accountable for poor performance or misconduct and provide protections for whistleblowers.
Following passage, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bob Gibbs applauds his colleagues on the passage of a series of bills focused on helping small businesses and veterans. On Monday evening, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2499, the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act, which directs the Small Business Administration (SBA) to eliminate the fees made to loan applications from veterans.