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originally posted by: ANNED
This is why i as a veteran do not trust Sanders.
"In addition to his civil rights activism during the 1960s and 1970s, Sanders was active in several peace and antiwar movements. He was a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Student Peace Union while attending the University of Chicago. Sanders applied for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War; his application was eventually turned down, at which point he was too old to be drafted."
originally posted by: AlaskanDad
a reply to: DBCowboy
Trump has billions if he was concerned about veterans there are plenty of things he could have done, from lobbying to help our vets, to improving their medical treatment1
Trump simply didn't care enough to put any effort or money into improving the treatment of our veterans!
originally posted by: Konduit
People should really do their own research before they decide to open their mouths.
Bernie on the other hand is already in a position to help veterans considering he is Chairman of the Senate Committee of Veterans Affairs... which has done next to nothing for veterans since he took the position in 2013.
In spite of—or perhaps because of—his aversion to war, Sanders has a long history of committed service to veterans.
Sanders has been at the forefront of battles to improve healthcare and benefits for vets, expand employment opportunities for vets after they return home from battle, and improve the Veterans Administration after the scandals that plagued the system.
Sen Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent and chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee who authored the bill, argued that many provisions in the bill have won bipartisan support in other pieces of pending legislation before Congress.
The legislation would have restored cost-of-living increases for the pensions of future military retirees; expanded VA health care by allowing acquisition of 27 new medical facilities and paid for reproductive services for 2,300 troops wounded in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
It also would have expanded compensation for family caregivers of disabled veterans — something now provided for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan — to families of veterans of all wars.
The bill was supported by nearly all veterans groups.
To name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Bay Pines, Florida, as the "C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center" (H.R. 3302)
Introduced by Rep. Jeff Miller
H.R. 3302 renames the VA Medical Center in Bay Pines, Fla., to the “C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Status: Public Law 113-49 (Signed 11/13/2013)
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013 (S. 893)
Introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders
S.893 increases disability compensation, clothing allowance, and survivor benefits equal to the 2013 Social Security COLA – a 1.5 percent increase.
Status: Public Law 113-52 (Signed 11/21/2013)
VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2013 (H.R. 1402)
Introduced by Rep. Mike Coffman
H.R. 1402 extends funding for a number of VA programs through the 2015 fiscal year, including VA’s authority to operate its adaptive sports program for disabled veterans as well as nursing home services for certain veterans.
Status: Public Law 113-59 (Signed 12/20/2013)
Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National Cemeteries Act (S. 1471)
Introduced by Sen. Dan Coats
S. 1471 gives the Department of Veterans Affairs and Army Secretaries the authority to exhume from national cemeteries the remains of individuals who have committed capital crimes.
Status: Public Law 113-65 (Signed 12/20/2013)
The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (H.R. 3230)
Introduced by Rep. Harold Rogers
H.R. 3230 will improve access to care for veterans seeking medical care from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Status: Public Law 113-146 (Signed 8/7/2014)
Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2014 (S. 2258 5404, as amended)
Introduced by Senator Mark Begich
H.R. 5404, would authorize a cost-of-living adjustment for disabled veterans receiving disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other compensation for survivors of veterans who have died as a result of their service to our country.
Status: Public Law 113-181 (Signed 9/26/2014)
Authored the historic Veterans’ Access, Choice and Accountability Act to improve care and increase accountability at the VA.
Co-sponsored the Post-9/11 GI Bill to allow a new generation of veterans, servicemembers and dependents to seek a college degree.
Co-sponsored the Women Veterans Access to Quality Care Act, to ensureVA facilities meet the needs of women veterans, and require every VA medical center to have obstetricians or gynecologists on staff.
Introduced legislation to restore all cuts to military pensions.
Fully fund and expand the VA so that every veteran gets the care that he or she has earned and deserves.
Substantially improve the processing of Veterans’ claims for compensation.
Expand the VA’s Caregivers Program.
Expand mental health service for Veterans.
Make comprehensive dental care available to all veterans at the VA.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
originally posted by: buster2010
a reply to: DBCowboy
Can you name me one candidate in the past 20 years that has been against veterans?
Can you name one that has gone out of his way to make things better for veterans?
Sanders is the chairman to the Veterans Committee? Then he's one of the bastards that has been screwing us over for decades.
So you are clueless on how things work huh? Just because he is the chairman doesn't mean he gets what he wants.
I can't name one politician that has done anything positive for veterans.
And if the Chairman isn't responsible, then I don't know how to draw pictures so you'd understand.