One Veteran's Voice

19 October 2006

Report Card on Vet Issues

How does Congress really stack up on Veterans' issues?

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American Action Fund has compiled a report card of each member of Congress. Basically, they took the voting history on 169 House Votes and 155 for the Senate since September 11, 2001 and scored them on an A to F scale. (See http://www.iava.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2056&Itemid=214 for an in-depth explanation of the scoring.)

Most results seem to suggest that Democrats are doing more for Veterans than Republicans. This may or may not be true. The key is analyzing the 169 and 155 selected votes. (See which votes were selected by visiting http://capwiz.com/iava/keyvotes.xc/?lvl=C)

See how your Senators and Representatives did at http://capwiz.com/iava/dbq/officials/.

Notable Senators and Representatives:
Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) Chair of the Veteran's Affairs Committee, D-
Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Minority Leader, A-
John McCain (R-AZ), D
Senator John Kerry (D-MA), B
Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY), A-
Dennis Hastert (R-IL) Speaker of the House, F

4 Comments:

Human said...

Peace to you and yours.

The DVA also put out a report based on votes on DV issues. There were only 2 Republicans over 50%.

It came out a few months ago and I can't find the link to that item.

Peace.

10/23/2006 10:19:00 PM  
Not-QuiteRight said...

I have rarely been at a loss for words, when considering any issue of importance within the United States; however, this post has done what many would consider the impossible.

Well done! I have never visited your site but I am enjoying your posts, and the subsequent comments; keep up the good work.

Alex
http://www.not-quiteright.net/al/

10/25/2006 11:36:00 AM  
One Veteran said...

you know it's a fuckdown when the chair of our supposed committee gets a D

11/01/2006 11:22:00 PM  
The Truffle said...

McCain gets a D. Freaking shameful.

Hillary, OTOH, gets an A-. That'll make the wingnuts' brains explode.

11/02/2006 02:51:00 PM  

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