Sunday, December 10, 2006

Where He Stands: Military

Mike Rogers often talks about his support for the troops, but a look at his voting record shows that talk is about all they are getting from him.

Here are just a few of Rogers’ votes on military health care, at a time when U.S. troops are returning home with increasingly serious and complex injuries:

-- No to $13.5 billion over 5 years for the VA (HCR 95, Vote #149, 4/28/05)

-- No to a $53 million boost to veterans’ health care and benefits, including funding for medical and prosthetic research, combat-related trauma care, and support for spouses and children of service members who died during the War on Terror (HCR 2528, Vote #224, 5/26/05)

-- No to extending TRICARE health care benefits to National Guard and Reserve members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their families (HR 1815, Vote #221, 5/25/05)

-- No to full retirement and disability benefits for veterans (HR 1588, Vote #616, 11/7/03)

The Disabled American Veterans rated Rogers a zero in 2004 and 2005. The The Retired Enlisted Association rated him 33% in 2004.


Anonymous said...

Sure....but what were the bills attached to these that persuaded Rogers to vote against them

Anonymous said...

I suppose the Republican's who made the additions, if there were any, could answer you question.