Rep. DesJarlais Introduces Restoring Our Commitment To Our Nation’s Veterans Act

Legislation Will Replace COLA Cuts Included In Ryan-Murray Budget Deal

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Rep. Scott DesJarlais, M.D. Thursday introduced the “Restoring our Commitment to our Nation’s Veterans Act.” This legislation would replace the cost of living adjustment cuts for military retirees that were included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 with reductions to the Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund.

After introducing this legislation, Rep. DesJarlais released the following the statement:

“Imposing these cuts on our military retirees breaks our commitment to those who bravely risked their lives in defense of this nation," said Rep.

DesJarlais.  "It was one of the key reasons I voted against the Ryan-Murray Budget Deal. I am calling on all my colleagues, both those who voted in favor of these cuts and those who did not, to support this legislation immediately restoring these benefits we owe to our veterans. We have an opportunity to do the right thing by eliminating a slush fund being used as a taxpayer funded lobbying effort for ObamaCare.”


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