By Reps. Sanford Bishop and Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Special to Roll Call
March 28, 2011, Midnight
Even so, after asking our active duty, National Guard and Reserve soldiers and families to fight two wars, often with multiple deployments, Congress and the American people must meet our commitment to our heroes and their families. That’s the founding principle of the 79 Representatives who are proudly part of the Congressional Military Family Caucus.
As President Barack Obama said at a recent White House event, “While less than 1 percent of Americans may be fighting our wars, 100 percent of Americans should be supporting our troops and their families.”
We wholeheartedly agree. And in the 112th Congress, we must continue to do everything we can to make sure our troops and veterans and their families have all the support that they need and deserve. As a grateful nation, we can do no less.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) represents Washington’s 5th district, and Rep. Sanford Bishop (D) represents Georgia’s 2nd district. They co-chair the Congressional Military Family Caucus.
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