Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Kline's Record On Veterans

John Kline announces his candidancy with a statement on supporting veterans!?%WTF!
What's amazing is his ability to make the below statement without being struck dead by lightening for lying. Kline needs to have his record called into question:

"My greatest duty in Congress has been and continues to be supporting our veterans of today and our veterans of tomorrow -- America's active duty forces"

Kline’s record on veterans and their issues:

Kline Voted Against $53 Million Boost for Veterans Health Care & Benefits. The amendment failed, 213-214. (Leadership Document, "Medical Quality Democratic Amendment Final.")
[HR 2528 , Vote #224, 5/26/2005; Failed 213-214; R 19-210; D 193-4; I 1-0]

Kline Opposed Expanding TRICARE to Thousands of National Guard & Reserve Volunteers. The motion failed, 211-218. (Leadership Document, "DOD Authorization Previous Question on
Rule") [HR 1815 , Vote #221, 5/25/2005; Failed 211-218; R 9-218; D
201-0; I 1-0]

Kline Voted For Budget That Cut Veterans Programs. [HR 95 , Vote #149, 4/28/2005; Passed 214-211; R 214-15; D 0-195; I 0-1]

Kline Voted Against Debt Assistance for Returning Guard &
Reservists.
The motion to protect Guard and Reserve volunteers failed, 200-229. (Los Angeles Times, 4/15/05; Statement by Rep. Schakowsky, 109th Congressional Record, pg. H2074, 4/14/05)
[S 256 , Vote #107, 4/14/2005; Failed 200-229; R 1-228; D 198-1; I
1-0]

Kline Opposed Increased Spending On Veterans And Homeland Security. The amendment was rejected, 180-242. [HRS 95, Vote #82, 3/17/2005; Failed 180-242; R 3-218; D 176-24; I 1-0]

Kline Opposed $100 Million Increase for Military Personnel. The proposed increase failed, 200-229. [HR 1268 , Vote #76, 3/16/2005; Failed 200-229; R 2-226; D 197-3; I 1-0]

Kline Voted Against Additional Job Assistance to Veterans Returning from Overseas. The motion failed, 197-228. (Statements by Rep. Kildee, 109th Congressional Record, pg. H915, 3/2/05; Statement by Rep. Schakowsky, 109th Congressional Record, pg. H2074, 4/14/05) [HR 27 , Vote #47, 3/2/2005; Failed 197-228;
R 0-228; D 196-0; I 1-0]

Kline Voted Against Helping Reservists AND Veterans With Their Debts.The exemption proposal was rejected 170-198. (Star News, 1/31/04; GAO." Bankruptcy filings among active duty service
members," 2//27/04) [S 1920 , Vote #9, 1/28/2004; Failed 170-198; R
1-197; D 168-1; I 1-0]

Kline Voted Against Full Retirement & Disability Benefits For All Veterans. Macon Telegraph, 11/8/03; Associated Press, 11/7/03) [HR 1588, Vote #616, 11/7/2003; Failed 188-217; R 4-215; D 183-2; I 1-0]

Kline Voted To Cut Veterans & Health Programs By Billions To Make Room For Tax Cut Favoring The Wealthy. The budget passed, 215-212. (CQ Weekly, 7/26/03; Associated Press, 3/24/03; Argus Leader, 3/26/03) [HCR 95 , Vote #82, 3/21/2003; Passed 215-212; R 214-12; D 1-199; I 0-1]

Kline Voted against providing the highest levels of funding for veterans' medical care and President Bush's full request for Homeland Security funding. [HJR 2 , Vote #17, 1/29/2003; Failed 200-209; R 2-209; D 197-0; I 1-0]

1 comment:

No Rowley said...

Wow, you can reprint DCCC talking points that list a bunch of motions to recommit...gimme a break!