Thoughts on Veterans Day

Senator Murray is a fierce supporter of Veterans. Her frustration at Congressional inaction is understandable.

In 2010 Murray tried to get a $3.4 billion bill to help homeless women veterans and homeless vets with kids passed, but it failed due to a Republican filibuster.

In 2011 the Republican budget suggested cuts of $75 million slated to house homeless veterans, hurting among others, 11,000 homeless veterans who had already qualified but were still waiting for vouchers.

In 2011, Republican Rep. MIchelle Bachman unveiled a plan to cut $400 billion that included freezing Veterans health spending and cutting veterans' disability.

In 2012, Murray watched a Republican filibuster stop a measure that would have given $1 billion over five years to help veterans find work in their local communities.

GOP food-stamp cuts are cutting food-stamps to 900,000 veterans.

7 bills aimed at helping Veterans that were passed in the Democratic house were blocked by Republican filibusters in the Senate.

In March and July 2014, Republican house representatives and senators voted against emergency expansion funding for VA hospitals and against building new VA facilities.

Senator Murray shouldn't be the only one that is mad!

Florence Vincent
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