Every veteran deserves our respect for the willingness they had in putting their lives on the line for our freedom
Yeah, I’m guessing you’re not respectful enough to actually support doing something about why this veteran is homeless, considering who you support politically and all:
1) Bill to create Veterans Job Corps fails to advance
The Senate voted 58 to 40 largely on party lines in favor of waiving the procedural objection, short of the three-fifths majority needed. Republicans said the bill was in violation of the Budget Control Act, prohibiting new programs that would add to the deficit.
“They’re going to kill it on a technicality,” Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), one of the bill’s co-sponsors, said on the floor before the vote. “That’s the bottom line here. That’s what’s going on here, and it’s sad.”
2) Patty Murray complains GOP senator blocked vets’ COLA increase
The chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee complained Thursday that an unnamed Republican senator blocked a bill last week to provide veterans with an annual cost of living adjustment, a maneuver that could delay payments for recipients.
3) GOP Rejects Added VA Hospital Funds
Republicans on Tuesday defeated a Democratic effort to provide almost $2 billion in additional healthcare funding for veterans, rejecting claims that Veterans Affairs hospitals were in crisis.
Way to support the troops. Oh, not to mention, it was the Republicans who sent them into a completely unnecessary war in Iraq.