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GOP agrees to deal on veterans bill
« on: August 02, 2022, 07:53:17 pm »
 GOP agrees to deal on veterans bill
by Jordan Williams - 08/02/22 3:10 PM ET

Senate Republicans have reached an agreement to pass legislation expanding benefits for veterans who are suffering illnesses due to toxic exposures, after they blocked the bill last week and sparked outrage from the veteran community and comedian Jon Stewart.

“We expect to have an agreement on the PACT Act with amendments,” Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. “I believe it will pass and pass this evening. So, that’s very good news.”

A vote on the measure is expected early Tuesday evening.

Schumer said that the Senate will vote on three amendments to the bill, with 60 votes being needed to pass those bills. The upper chamber will then move to finally pass the bill.

The deal will also allow the upper chamber to vote on Finland and Sweden joining NATO on Friday.

The agreement comes as Republicans have been trying to find a way to end a standoff over the bill after blocking the measure by a vote of 55-42 last Wednesday.

Twenty-five Republicans who initially voted to advance the bill in June changed their votes.

Veterans have been camped outside the Capitol since last Thursday in a bid to pressure senators to change their minds on the measure.

Republicans have said they are not opposed the original substance of the bill, but rather a “budgetary gimmick” that would designate $400 billion spent by the Department of Veterans Affairs as mandatory spending. This spending would not be subject to annual appropriations process like discretionary spending.

Earlier on Tuesday, Rep. Jerry Moran (Kan.), the top Republican on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, told reporters that Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had been offered amendments on the bill. But 60 votes are needed to pass them.

https://thehill.com/policy/3584872-senate-reaches-deal-on-bill-for-veterans-with-toxic-exposure-illnesses/
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Re: GOP agrees to deal on veterans bill
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2022, 07:59:25 pm »
You cannot tell me Jon Stewart isn't being heavily compensated for his actions here.  He can't be THAT stupid!!
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Re: GOP agrees to deal on veterans bill
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2022, 08:56:22 pm »
Frankly, these people are spending money like we have it on crap. So we might as well spend some on our vets.

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Re: GOP agrees to deal on veterans bill
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2022, 09:08:09 pm »
BOHICA!!!
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"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
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Re: GOP agrees to deal on veterans bill
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2022, 09:12:49 pm »
We have been dealing with this burn pit problem for nearly a century. 

Has ANYONE given any thought  to changing the way the military disposes of waste or are we so addicted to throwing money around it is not considered a problem?

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Re: GOP agrees to deal on veterans bill
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2022, 09:19:27 pm »
BOHICA!!!

Yes, I see McConnell is going for the trifecta of cave-ins.
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