Sherrill Discusses New Servicewomen Caucus, Border Funding

NJTV News | July 8, 2019 | Politics
Women in the military face issues like healthcare gaps, says congresswoman, a former U.S. Navy pilot

Former U.S. Navy pilot and 11th District Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill spoke with NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron about the new Servicewomen and Women Veterans Caucus she helped form to focus on women’s issues in the military, including healthcare and child care gaps.

“A lot of services revolve around the VA; many of our VAs don’t have mammograms, so people have to go outside to get that kind of treatment,” she said. “I also put an amendment forth in a bill to make sure that when women go for some of their appointments that they have child care, because they were missing appointments or not making appointments in the first place because they weren’t able to get their children taken care of.”

Sherrill also discussed her support of the Senate’s emergency border funding bill, which some progressives in the House criticized for including funding for immigration enforcement.

“In order for us to get money to the border, in order for us to take care of the humanitarian crisis that’s going on, I voted for the Senate bill,” she said.