Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Don Bacon (R-NE) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee’s Quality of Life Panel, held a roundtable with military spouses to discuss the quality of life issues they face, including spouse employment and support programs, child care, compensation, housing, and access to health care.
“Our panel met with military spouses to learn more about the quality of life issues they and their families face.” Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) said. “The spouses and families of servicemembers make unimaginable sacrifices on behalf of our nation – it is our duty to ensure their needs are being met. The spouses we met with have provided our panel with invaluable insight that will aid us in our work to improve the quality of life for servicemembers and their families.”
“Growing up, my mother proudly supported my father’s career in the Navy - packing up the house, kids, and, at times, her job to move where the military needed our family,” Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) said. “I always appreciated my mom’s sacrifice, but even more so when I became a mother, too. Like so many in our military families, military spouses face unique challenges, which is why they deserve a seat at the table to improve our Armed Forces’ quality of life. We cannot defend our nation without their support, and I was grateful to hear from several military spouses. Through the Quality of Life Panel, Rep. Bacon and I will continue working to advocate for them and all who sacrifice for our freedoms.”
Photos courtesy of the House Armed Services Committee can be found HERE.