TV News LIES

Saturday, Dec 16th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Congress Republicans block Senate bill to boost veterans' benefits

Republicans block Senate bill to boost veterans' benefits

E-mail Print PDF

Senate GOPA divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation that would have provided $21 billion for medical, education, and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans. The bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and fresh penalties against Iran.

Each party covets the allegiance of the country's 22 million veterans and their families, and each party blamed the other for turning the effort into a chess match aimed at forcing politically embarrassing votes.

Republicans used a procedural move to block the bill after Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I) of Vermont chided GOP lawmakers about their priorities.

"I personally, I have to say this honestly, have a hard time understanding how anyone could vote for tax breaks for billionaires, for millionaires, for large corporations, and then say we don't have the resources to protect our veterans," said Senator Sanders, the measure's chief author.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona to resign amid ‘inappropriate behavior’ allegations

Ewp, Trent Franks expected to resign Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is resigning from Congress over allegations of “inappropriate behavior,” according to...

Democratic senators to Al Franken: Resign

Dem Senators ask Franken to resignEleven Democratic senators -- eight female and three male -- called on Sen. Al Franken to...

Sen. Al Franken Announces He Will Resign 'In The Coming Weeks'

Al Franken resignsSen. Al Franken, D-Minn., says he will be resigning from the Senate amid multiple accusations of...

Conyers says he's 'retiring today' amid sexual misconduct allegation

John Conyers retires amid allegations of sexual abuse Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), who for weeks has been the target of sexual misconduct allegations, announced...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!