- March 20th, 2014
- Posted in Uncategorized
Senator David Vitter again went to the floor of the senate pleading to bring Senate bill S.1740,, authorizing the funding of our clinics along with 25 other clinics, up for a vote.
For the second time Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the chairman of the senate veterans affairs committee, refused to bring the bill up for a vote. He is holding the funding bill hostage in an attempt to get an ” omnibus bill” S.1982 passed. This “omnibus ” bill includes seven other veterans bills. This bill was voted down a few weeks ago. Sanders said during his second refusal that he is working to bring the “omnibus” back to the floor by Memorial day . This unnecessary delay is absolutely shameful, and a slap in the face of all 350,000 veterans who have long awaited either a new or replacement clinic.