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Sun Oct 13, 2013, 03:48 PM

Republicans Voted Against 8 Bills to Help Veterans since Obama took office

Last edited Mon Oct 14, 2013, 01:46 PM - Edit history (1)

The post below was from May 2012 and so it should be at least 8 bills by now.

In Sept 2012 the GOP voted down the Vets Jobs Bill.
Senate GOP Obstructionists Throw Veterans Under The Bus-Vote Down Bill To Help Vets In Need Of Jobs
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/09/23/senate-gop-obstructionists-throw-veterans-under-the-bus-vote-down-bill-to-help-vets-in-need-of-jobs/


And then last month the GOP voted to cut 170,000 vets from getting food stamps.
Cruel House Republicans Vote to Cut Off Food for 170,000 Vets and 3.8 Million Americans
http://www.politicususa.com/2013/09/19/cruel-house-republicans-vote-cut-food-170000-vets-3-8-million-americans.html


GOP Voted Against 7 Bills to Help Veterans since Obama took office--- May 2012

Here's the Bills in numerical order. In short, the GOP has voted TO NOT SUPPORT THE TROOPS at least 7 times. I think that is sufficient to call the GOP House Hypocrites and Phonies.

Bill's Blocked By Republican's Since President Obama Took Office.

David Gregory, John McCain, and the media aren't covering this story so we have to.

Here's a concise extraction for easy viewing for those who are INTERESTED IN VETERANS ISSUES and need to know which party supports veterans and which party does not.

The rejected Bills are named:

H.R. 466 – Wounded Veteran Job Security Act became H. R. 2875.

H.R. 1168 -- Veterans Retraining Act

H.R. 1171 – Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization

H.R. 1172 -- Requiring List on VA Website of Organizations Providing Scholarships for Veterans

H.R. 1293 -- Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009

H.R. 1803 -- Veterans Business Center Act

H.R. 2352 – Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act


DETAILS OF BILLS REJECTED BY REPUBLICANS:

H.R. 466 – Wounded Veteran Job Security Act – This bill would actually provide job security for veterans who are receiving medical treatment for injuries suffered while fighting in defense of their country. It would prohibit employers from terminating
employees who miss work while receiving treatment for a service-related disability.

H.R. 1168 -- Veterans Retraining Act – This bill would provide for assistance to help veterans who are currently unemployed with their expenses while retraining for the current job market.

H.R. 1171 – Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization – This bill would reauthorize programs in support of homeless veterans, to assist them with job training, counseling, and placement services through the Department of Veterans Affairs through 2014.

H.R. 1172 -- Requiring List on VA Website of Organizations Providing Scholarships for Veterans which does nothing more than direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to include information about scholarships for veterans.

H.R. 1293 -- Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009 – Here’sanother bill in support of those who have fought for their country, passed by House Democrats and blocked from becoming law by Republicans.

This would increase the amount paid by the VA to disabled veterans for necessary home structural improvements from $4,100 to $6,800 for those who are more than 50% disabled, and from $1,200 to $2,000 who are less than 50%, disabled. This means, if a veteran lost the use of his legs in service of his country, the country will pay for the wheelchair ramp so that he can live at home.

By the way, the last time this ceiling was lifted was in 1992. There isn't even a fiscal reason for being against this bill, as the total cost of this bill, according to CBO estimates, would be a “whopping” $20 million. That's about a quarter (25 cents) per family of four.

H.R. 1803 -- Veterans Business Center Act – This bill would set up a Veterans Business Center program within the Small Business Administration, which would specialize in such programs as grants for service-disabled veterans, help them develop business plans and secure business opportunities. In other words, folks, it would create jobs and offer opportunities those who have fought in defense of our country.

H.R. 2352 – Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act – This bill essentially combines a number of other bills that Republicans had blocked in the Senate previously, and adds a few elements. The bill would again establish a Veterans Business Center Program; .... it would establish a Military Entrepreneurs Program; ...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/16/1091597/-GOP-Voted-Against-7-Bills-to-Help-Veterans-

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 03:53 PM

1. No kdding and this needs to be pointed out to the vets

that the gop are a bunch of two faced assholes

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 01:45 PM

4. Cognitive dissonace at work:

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 05:16 AM

2. Too bad Faux News will never tell them this. And they'll never believe it if anyone else tells them.

Brainwashed out of reality.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 01:44 PM

3. Even the RW vets dont believe it.

I posted this at Fox Nation a couple times where a lot of RW vets hang out and they called me a liar. But I kept posting it and will keep posting it until it sinks in.

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 01:52 PM

6. Good luck with that. They have been taught the anyone who tells them anything different than

Fox is lying to them. This is what makes me despair for our country. Fox, Rush, and the Kochs have created a monster that works for them. It's a relatively small group of puppet masters and their props, but look at how much they have accomplished.

So, their poll numbers are down? With gerrymandering, they will continue to win seats in local and national government. With gerrymandering and screwing with the allocation of electoral votes, they will win the presidency. And with the presidency, they move the most RW Supreme Court in ages even farther right.

These are my fears. I hope I'm wrong.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 01:53 PM

7. You can't even count on the non-faux news outlets to mention this...

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 01:50 PM

5. Everybody complains about the 2010 election and how

"liberals" cost the Dems the house. THe truth about the 2010 elections is the Democrats are so incompetent they lost the election..

1st week of October 2010 the Republicans voted against a bill to provide medical coverage for 9/11 first responders. They voted against it because in order to pay for it the administration wanted to kill some loopholes in the tax laws that were allowing corporations to avoid paying taxes.

This was 3 weeks before the election. Not a word in the media. Not a single Democrat at a podium screaming bloody murder about how the Republicans would rather help rich corporations than people who respond to a disaster.

Here we are again. Sure if you are a political junkie you might find this info but how many Republican constituents do you think know about this?

We need message reform.

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2013, 05:06 PM

8. If the Dems were smart...

They would've reintroduced every single one of those bills just as soon and Cruz et Palin smeared their partisan feces all over DC.

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Response to toddwv (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 03:25 PM

9. +1000

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 04:18 PM

10. sometimes you need to investigate....dailykos is highly slanted to the left

Fact Check:

H.R. 466 – Wounded Veteran Job Security Act became H. R. 2875
(Bill is really called "H.R. 2875: Waterfront of Tomorrow Act of 2013" and hasn't even been voted on yet as of 12/18/2013)

H.R. 1168 -- Veterans Retraining Act (Not even voted on it and the bill is actually called, "To direct the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Bureau of Land Management, to convey to"

HR 1171 FOR VETS Act of 2013 (1 republican voted against, 20 republicans abstained, and 26 democrats abstained. It PASSED and was signed into law Aug 09, 2013)

H.R. 1172 -- Requiring List on VA Website of Organizations Providing Scholarships for Veterans (not even right bill, real bill is called, "H.R. 1172: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent the payment of unemployment compensation to" and hasn't even been voted on yet)

H.R. 1293 -- Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009 (really called, "H.R. 1293: Taxpayers’ Cancer Research Funding Act of 2013" and hasn't even been voted on yet)

H.R. 1803 -- Veterans Business Center Act (really called, "H.R. 1803: Lumbee Recognition Act" and hasn't even been voted on yet)

H.R. 2352 – Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act (really called, "H.R. 2352: Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act of 2013" and hasn't even been voted on yet)

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Response to shosho71 (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 04:51 PM

11. Your mistake is forgetting that bills are numbered sequentially within each Congress,

so those listed are not necessarily from 2013. For example:

The HR 466/2875 referred to is from 2009 and 2011.

The HR 1168 referred to is from 2009.

The HR 1171 referred to is from 2009.

Welcome to DU!

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