‘On Tuesday, President Obama threatened to veto the Republican bill’.
“The Administration strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 2029, making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016″.
‘Today, House Democrats also stood up for vets by opposing the legislation’.
“Rep. Xavier Becerra (Calif.), chairman of the Democratic Caucus, said the GOP’s bill would scale back health benefits for roughly 70,000 veterans, while also denying funds for medical research, education and veterans’ cemeteries”.
‘Republicans didn’t just take away a little bit of funding from veterans’.
- ‘The Republican funding bill is $1 billion short of what the VA needs in order to be able to provide care and services to the nation’s veterans’.
‘Since taking control of the House, Republicans have tried to cut veterans’ benefits on a nearly yearly basis’.
‘In 2012, House Republicans tried to cut benefits while privatizing healthcare’.
‘In 2013, House Republicans tried to cut food assistance for 170,000 vets and their families’.
‘In 2014, Senate Republicans blocked a veterans’ benefits bill’.
From : http://www.politicususa.com/2015/04/29/obama-stands-veterans-vowing-veto-gop-bill-cut-benefits-70000-vets.html