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U.S. Senate

Letter: Focus on GOP voting record on veterans

In July, for over a week, the media blitz on Donald Trump's comments about Sen. John McCain's war hero status and the GOP response was very entertaining. However, the corporate media and the public should be more focused on the GOP's voting record when it comes to assisting veterans. Senate Republicans, including Sen. McCain, voted against bill S. 1982, the Comprehensive Veterans Health Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014, that would have repealed the military retiree cost-of-living adjustment reduction recently passed by Congress. The bill would have protected veteran pensions and educational payments from future Congressional budget fights. It...