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