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  • Rep. Reichert Applauds House Passage of "The Honoring America's Veterans Act"
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Defense & Homeland Security, Safe Communities

    Today, U.S. Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA) applauded passage of H.R. 1627, “The Honoring America’s Veterans Act,” which includes the “Housing for Heroes” bill language (H.R. 5830), which Rep. Reichert introduced in May with Rep. Tim Walz. The Reichert-Walz bill to combat veterans’ homelessness is endorsed by multiple state and national veterans’ organizations, including the American Legion, Paralyzed Veterans of America, American Veterans, the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans and th... Read more

  • Reichert, Walz Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Support Homeless Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Representatives Dave Reichert (WA-8) and Tim Walz (MN-1) today introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to enable non-profit organizations that serve homeless veterans to participate in the primary Veterans Affairs grant program that supports housing and other facilities for homeless veterans. The Housing for Heroes Act (H.R. 5830) ensures that more non-profits serving veterans have access to compete for federal resources designated to combat veterans’ homelessness. Current la... Read more

  • Reichert Statement on the Washington State National Guard, Reserve and their Employers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Defense & Homeland Security, Economy & Jobs

    Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) today released the following statement honoring the service and sacrifices made by Washington State’s National Guard and Reserve members, the contributions of their employers, and the work of the Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) organization in facilitating the integration of reservists into the civilian workforce. “As a former reservist in the U.S. Air Force, I know well the sacrifices made by those in the military reserv... Read more

  • Ways and Means Members Turn Over New Information on AARP to IRS
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Healthcare

    Health Subcommittee Chairman Wally Herger (R-CA), Ways and Means Member Dave Reichert (R-WA), Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany, Jr. (R-LA) sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Douglas Shulman with new information relevant to AARP’s tax-exempt status. Specifically, the letter requests that IRS examine new information regarding AARP’s financial arrangements with HearUSA, Inc. (HearUSA) and UnitedHealth Group (United). Following a year-long investigation, the... Read more

  • Reichert Honors Troops for Service in Iraq
    Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Defense & Homeland Security

    Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) today released the following statement after the United States formally concluded its military presence in Iraq: "I am so proud of our troops serving in Iraq and am glad many of them will now be able to spend the holidays at home with friends and family,” said Reichert. “The service and commitment of more than one million American military personnel liberated Iraq and brought a new democracy to the Middle East. The 30,000 that were wounded and nearly 4,500 that ... Read more

  • Washington State Delegation and Governor Gregoire Launch Campaign to Bring KC-46A Tankers to Fairchild
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Defense & Homeland Security

    Senator Patty Murray, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Senator Maria Cantwell, and Governor Christine Gregoire have launched a campaign to ensure that Fairchild Air Force Base becomes home to the next generation of aerial refueling tankers. As part of that campaign, Washington state’s full congressional delegation sent a letter to U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley to outline the exceptional assets Fairchild has to offer the new fleet. The letter was sent in conjunction with effort... Read more

  • Reps. Dave Reichert and Adam Smith Host Bipartisan Jobs Fair
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Economy & Jobs, Safe Communities

    Congressmen Dave Reichert (WA-08) and Adam Smith (WA-09) released the following statement after hosting the Help Identify Real Employment (HIRE) for America Jobs Fair at the ShoWare Center in Kent where nearly 2,400 job seekers met with 90 local employers: “The HIRE America jobs fair was a success,” said Reichert. “I spent the entire day talking with local employers and job seekers, hoping to fill hundreds of jobs. It’s too early to tell exactly how many positions will be filled but I’m confiden... Read more

  • Reps. Dave Reichert and Adam Smith Host Bipartisan Jobs Fair
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Trade, Economy & Jobs, Safe Communities

    Congressmen Dave Reichert (WA-08) and Adam Smith (WA-09) released the following statement after announcing their plans to host the Help Identify Real Employment (HIRE) for America Jobs Fair on Tuesday, November 22 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. PST at the ShoWare Center in Kent: “Adam and I understand that Washingtonians want their elected officials to work together to create an environment for economic growth,” said Reichert. “Our hope is that bringing local businesses and individual constituents togeth... Read more

  • Reichert Statement on Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Defense & Homeland Security

    Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) today released the following statement in observance of Veterans Day: “Generation after generation, noble Americans have volunteered to defend this country and the ideal of freedom around the world,” said Reichert. “Without the men and women of our Armed Forces –and their families – this world would be a far different place. Tyrants could rule indefinitely, injustice could go unpunished, and the calls of those who suffer disaster would go unanswered. “Fortunatel... Read more

  • Reichert Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, Defense & Homeland Security, Safe Communities

    Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) today released the following statement: "Today marks the ten year anniversary of one our nation's darkest days; nearly 3,000 Americans were taken from their families and loved ones," said Reichert. "The images of death and destruction we experienced that day will forever be seared into our memory. "The terrorists tried to break our spirit on 9/11. Instead, their acts inspired bravery and brought out the best in America. First responders selflessly ran into burni... Read more