House Passes Bill Restoring Benefits For Veterans; Passes Extension Of Debt Ceiling

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The House on Tuesday passed legislation to restore some veterans’ benefits. 

Following passage, Congressman Chuck Fleischmann said, 

“As the son of a WWII veteran, I am very proud of the action taken by the House to protect the men and women whom have served our country.  The legislation passed today will preserve pensions and restore cost-of-living adjustments to those impacted by the budget compromise. 

"As I said at the time, the budget deal was far from perfect and today we took a step towards fixing the legislation.  Our military men and women should not fall victim to Washington’s budget woes, and I am proud of the steps taken by the House today.”

Also, the House passed an extension of the debt ceiling.

Rep. Fleischmann said, “I am deeply disappointed in the legislation that passed in the House tonight. For a nation that is already over $17 trillion in debt, we can’t simply continue raising the limit on the President’s credit card. We must restore fiscal responsibility by making serious spending reforms in order to not saddle our children and grandchildren with this immense burden. I will continue to fight against the President’s reckless spending habits so that we can preserve the American dream for future generations.” 


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