Hey, the folks at the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America are doing a great job supporting the troops, now they help us figure out how politicians are doing helping them.
From their flag lapel pins to their yellow ribbon bumper stickers, every politician in America wants you to believe they “support the troops.” But actions speak louder than words. When veterans’ issues actually came to a vote in Washington, what did your representatives do?
Now, it’s easy to find out, thanks to IAVA Action Fund’s 2008 Congressional Report Card. At IAVA Action Fund, we tracked every bill and vote on veterans’ issues. We’ve crunched the numbers, and today we’re releasing letter grades for every single Senator and Representative on Capitol Hill (including McCain, Obama and Biden). In just a few clicks, you can find out how your representatives voted.
How did Congress do this year? Over all, they scored very well. From the passage of the landmark Post-9/11 GI Bill to fully funding the Department of Veterans Affairs, we have tremendous progress to celebrate this year. More than 150 legislators earned a perfect score, a grade of A+.
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