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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing examining H.R. 6118 – Congressman David Rouzer’s bill to designate and recognize the city of Wilmington as the first nationally recognized “American World War II City.” Due to the hard work and dedication of Captain Wilbur D. Jones, Jr., USNR (Ret.), a Wilmington native, distinguished author and veteran active in the community, the idea and introduction of this bill came to fruition. Captain Wilbur D. Jones, Jr., testified on behalf of the bill during the hearing.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Rouzer released the following statement after the passage of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Defense Appropriations Bill which designates $674.4 billion in total funding to rebuild our Armed Forces, restore military readiness, and support our troops. The FY2019 Defense Appropriations Bill boosts funding for our military by $17.1 billion, provides $245.9 billion in increased funding for military readiness programs, and authorizes a 2.6% pay raise for our troops – the largest pay raise in nine years.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Rouzer released the following statement following the passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a bill passed by Congress every year to authorize funding levels for the military and our men and women in uniform:
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman David Rouzer testified in front of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to discuss two VA-related issues impacting veterans and citizens of the 7th Congressional District. As part of the Committee’s first-ever bipartisan Member Day, Congressman Rouzer had the opportunity to bring attention to H.R. 5500, a bill Rouzer recently introduced to help veterans restore their credit score in those cases where the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) failed to pay outside providers or were delayed in making payment.
Washington, D.C. – Today, with the support of Congressman David Rouzer, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5674, the Department of Veterans Affairs Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act, which makes critical reforms to veteran healthcare programs, providers, and access. Included in the VA MISSION Act is text from H.R. 2419, Congressman Rouzer’s bill, to improve the processing of claims for reimbursement through electronic interface and improve the VA’s adherence to the prompt payment schedule.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David Rouzer released the statement below following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal:
WASHINGTON, DC – After hearing from multiple veterans in the 7th District encountering issues with their credit, as a result of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Congressman Rouzer introduced H.R. 5500, the Veterans Credit Protection Act of 2018. H.R. 5500 seeks to address the VA’s long history of delayed payments to outside service providers, including for emergency medical treatment.
Washington, D.C. - Congressman David Rouzer released the statement below following President Trump's announcement regarding air strikes in Syria: