By Oscar Y. Harward


Did you know?  Are you aware the record for Roll Call 506 on October 1, 2013, 164 of the 200 Democrats in the US House voted “NAY” for legislation to support ‘Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014’?


All 231 Republicans in the US House voted “YEA” for legislation to support ‘Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014’.


See and read the votes:


See and real the legislation summary:


“Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 - Makes appropriations for FY2014 for veterans' benefits, specifically for entitlements and other mandatory payments whose budget authority was provided in the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 (division E of P.L. 113-6), to continue activities at the rate to maintain program levels under current law, under the authority and conditions provided in the applicable appropriations Act for FY2013, to be continued through December 15, 2013. Allows obligations for mandatory payments due on or about the first day of any month that begins after October 2013 but not later than 30 days after December 15, 2013, to continue to be made and makes funds available for such payments.


Provides amounts for "Department of Veterans Affairs--Departmental Administration--General Operating Expenses, Veterans Benefits Administration" at a specified rate for operations, subject to the authority and conditions as provided under P.L. 113-6, and makes them available to the extent and in the manner that would be provided by such Act.


Makes appropriations and funds made available and authority granted under this joint resolution available until whichever of the following first occurs: (1) the enactment into law of an appropriation for any project or activity provided for in this joint resolution, (2) the enactment into law of the applicable appropriations Act for FY2014 without any provision for such project or activity, or (3) December 15, 2013.


Expresses the sense of Congress that this joint resolution may also be referred to as the Honoring Our Promise to America's Veterans Act”


How disgraceful for Capitol Hill Democrats to turn their back on our Veterans who have served our nation!

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