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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 06:05 PM

Republicans Storm Out of Veterans' Affairs Committee, Refuse to Vote on Health Care Bill for Women V

Source: Newsweek

REPUBLICANS STORM OUT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, REFUSE TO VOTE ON HEALTH CARE BILL FOR WOMEN VETERANS

BY JAMES WALKER ON 10/30/19 AT 6:00 AM EDT

Republicans were accused of trying to attach "poison pill" amendments to a bill on female veterans health care after they stormed out of the House Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday.

GOP committee members were filmed leaving a hearing room by Stars and Stripes reporter Steve Beynon after Chairman Mark Takano stopped debate on their proposed additions to the Deborah Sampson Act, a decision Republicans later called "partisan" and "shameful."

California Democrat Takano suggested that he stopped the debate because Republicans were trying to introduce "toxic, partisan amendments" to a bill that aimed to improve health care offered to female veterans at VA medical facilities.

The Military Times reported that GOP representatives tried to introduce amendments covering veterans' firearm rights and VA child care to the suggested expansions of health care rights in the bill.

"House Republicans just walked out on women veterans by refusing to vote on a historic and monumental bill to extend care and benefits included in the Deborah Sampson Act," Veterans' Affairs Chairman Takano said in a statement yesterday.

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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 06:54 PM

1. All women voters should remember THIS incident at election time!

Boot the Bastards out!

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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 10:30 PM

2. Way to support the troops Republicans,

You guys are really swell!

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