Moscow Mitch is leaving veterans behind

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On this Veterans Day, here’s a reminder from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about recognizing the service of the men and women in our military. “On Veterans Day, a grateful nation gives thanks for the heroism and indomitable spirit of the 22 million veterans who have fought for freedom around the world and strengthened our democracy here at home,” she writes.

In recognization of that service, House Committees have “held 32 hearings and passed 25 bipartisan bills on the Floor, and are now advancing robust legislation that provides equity for women veterans accessing VA,” she points out. “Democrats have worked across the aisle to secure historic funding levels for VA’s mental health and suicide prevention initiatives, passed fixes to end unjust and unfair taxes on military families and expanded benefits for Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange.”

A total of 56 House bills have passed that have addressed veterans either as a focus or peripherally. But of the 25 Pelosi discusses, none have passed in the Senate, aka Moscow Mitch McConnell’s graveyard. Those include:

Since the Senate hasn’t passed any of those bills, McConnell’s remarks marking this day are limited to the anodyne: “The Senate will not be in session on Monday, as we honor Veterans Day. But I know that each of our members will be remembering and giving thanks for all veterans, and for those brave men and women serving today,” he said on the floor last week.

From Moscow Mitch, there’s nothing but lip service to America’s veterans.

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Rutokin
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Rutokin

I wish that Moscow mcyerttle would get confronted by the vets these bills that he’s holding up. Maybe that’s what needs to be done to make him realize how important those bills are. I hope that if the vets were to do that they don’t get the same reception he gave those Native American group that waited for a couple of hours to meet with him just to get 30 seconds of his precious time. Way to go comrade , we know where your priorities are

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Well he did run into the brother of one at Elijah Cummings funeral. The missed handshake the whole world seen.

Lone Wolf
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Lone Wolf

Moscow Mitch only gives his ‘lips’ to Trump.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

New nickname for him. Anus lips Mitch.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

As long as they don’t get sick or disabled.

Independent
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Independent

If he only had a brain, or a conscience, he might understand that his behavior is going to catch up with him. Americans will support our Vets. We just need to get the message out to them what mitch is doing.