Senate Republicans Defy Bush and McCain
They passed a GI bill that Bush is threatening to veto and McCain would have voted against if he showed up for work like Clinton and Obama did. The bill calls for a 13 week extension of unemployment insurance, home heating assistance and, most significantly, expanded educational benefits for returning soldiers. Half of the Senate’s Republicans voted for what McCain and Bush rejected.
According to Time Magazine:
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This is not the first time McCain, who has a proud history of opposing what he views as excessive government spending, has found himself at odds with his fellow veterans on legislation. He’s voted for veterans funding bills only 30% of the time, according to a scorecard of roll-call votes put out by the nonpartisan Disabled Americans for America. Under the same system Obama has a 90% rating – though, of course, he has spent a much shorter time in Washington.
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