All GOPers LIE!! This is a lie … “Republican Senator Pat Toomey, who led the opposition to the bill, called it a “budgetary gimmick” by the Democrats and said it would create $400 billion in unrelated spending by moving it from the discretionary to mandatory category.” … read on!!
Last June, the United States Senate passed a bill that would provide health care and benefits for millions of veterans injured by exposure to toxins, from Agent Orange in Vietnam to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. It had bipartisan support, passing 84-14, but a technical error required another vote. No problem, right? It’s already passed once before so we know the support is there. I mean, Republicans and Democrats both support our troops, right? Nope.
On Thursday, the second vote failed. The final vote was 55-42 (with three senators abstaining), falling short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster. What happened? How’d it go from 84 senators supporting it to just 55? The answer is, Republicans.
The bill, known as the PACT Act, no longer would force generations of veterans to prove their illness was caused by toxic exposures suffered in the military in order to get…
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