Al Green and Kevin Brady–call your webmaster!
On December 13th I wrote this post after Breitbart reported the budget deal passed by the US House of Representatives demanded a 1% cut in the COLA of retired military veterans pensions. According to the Washington Free Beacon, the deal also forced retired military veteran pensioners OFF the current pension plan they liked–yep, if you like your military retiree pension plan– nope, you can’t keep your plan.
Ahead of the Senate vote this past week, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, as reported by Fox News, tried to use a parliamentary tactic to force Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow a vote on an amendment that would undo the $6 billion in cuts for the military retirees.
No surprise there—Senate Democrats blocked Sessions’ proposal.
As it stands now, retired military pensioners, including disabled veterans, are stuck bearing a $6 billion whack to their pensions.
So I thought I’d check out the websites of Texas Congressmen who voted to jack with military veterans pensions.
First up—the campaign site of Harris & Fort Bend County area Congressman Al Green.
Hmm, the latest news on Al’s campaign site is news dated —oh good grief—-from November 2011:
Al’s Congressional District covers significant portions of Missouri City—but I digress.
How about Montgomery & Walker County-area Congressman Kevin Brady’s campaign site?
Hmm, Kevin’s supporters claim he’s “fighting for us”–guess the definition of “us” excludes retired military veterans and their families.
Will Al Green and Kevin Brady change their campaign websites–heck, will Al Green at least update his from over TWO years ago—will they vote to undo these despicable cuts to the strong and the brave of our military or will they stand with the illegal aliens claiming over $4.2 billion in IRS earned income credits?
Kevin Brady has a challenger BTW—Craig McMichael. I’ve not met him but according to the bio on his campaign website he is a former Marine Corps sergeant.
The House of Representatives does not return to session until January 7th, so if you see these guys over Christmas–well, you know what to do.
Ken Hawley says
“So I thought I’d check out the websites of Texas Congressmen who voted to jack with military veterans pensions.”
You should mention that Rep. Culberson also voted “Aye” on the budget deal. He sent out a justification letter that was, frankly, just sad. Perhaps you can find it on his website.
tired dog says
I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for either of these execrable members of the house to update anything.
Brady won’t do anything until the leadership tells him. Culberson is a place keeper too. Both need to go find day gigs.