Monday, June 30, 2008

Pete Sessions voted against G.I. Bill 2008

This afternoon, I got an email from the IAVA (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America) saying that President Bush has signed the G.I. Bill 2008 into law:
Today, history was made.

Just this morning, President Bush signed the new GI Bill into law. Since we are only a few days away from celebrating the 4th of July, this milestone is a fitting way to honor our veterans who have bravely served this nation.

IAVA has led the fight for the new GI Bill from the beginning, and your dedication over the past year and a half ensured that our lawmakers kept it a top priority. Over 20,000 of you called your representatives in Congress, spread the word in your communities and signed the petition at Thanks to your hard work, we finally achieved our goal...
On the website, there's a link to see if your representative voted for the bill. I'm thinking that surely Pete Sessions would support our veterans and sign this bill.

But no, Pete Session let the troops down and voted no to H.R. 2642. List of yeas and nays available at this link: Roll Call No. 330. For more information about this new G.I. Bill, see the "quickfacts" at the IAVA website: A New G.I. Bill: Rewarding our Troops, Rebuilding our Military

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