This video includes my friend Justin Cliburn. I’m very proud of him for speaking out in this ad.
Jim Inhofe’s votes on vets:
March 21, 2003
S. Amdt 385 to S. Con. Res. 23 vote 74
To increase FY 2004 funding for the discretionary programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs by $1,019,000,000, so it matches the level proposed by a coalition of veterans groups in the Independent Budget; to decrease the deficit by a similar amount; and to use the un-reconciled tax cut to pay for it. (Two days after the invasion of Iraq)
INHOFE: NO (The amendment failed 49-51)
March 25, 2003
S. Amdt 324 to S. Con. Res. 23 vote 81
To allow full access to TRICARE for National Guard and Reserve Personnel and their families on a continual basis, offset with reductions to the tax cut. This would increase funding to TRICARE program by $20.3 billion over 10 years to grant greater access to the health care program. The increase would be offset by a reduction in tax cuts.
INHOFE: NO (Amendment rejected 46-51)
S. Amdt 411 to S. Con. Res. 23 vote 83
To provide an additional $13 billion for veterans’ programs. The substitute amendment would reduce all tax cuts in the resolution by $1.24 trillion, fund President Bush’s proposed $75 billion war supplemental bill, and increase homeland security spending by $80 billion, spending for a Medicare prescription drug benefit by $194 billion, spending on veterans’ programs by $13 billion and spending on transportation and infrastructure by $71 billion.
INHOFE: NO (Amendment Failed 43-56)
April 2, 2003
S. Amdt 452 to S. 762 vote 116
To appropriate $1, 047,000,000 for procurement for the National Guard and Reserves.
INHOFE: VOTED TO TABLE (The motion to table passed 52-47)
October 2, 2003
S. Amdt 1917 to S. 1689 vote 376
To provide an additional $322,000,000 for safety equipment for United States forces in Iraq and to reduce the amount provided for reconstruction in Iraq by $322,000,000.
INHOFE: VOTED TO TABLE (The motion to table 49-37)
October 14, 2003
S. Amdt 1823 to S. 1689 vote 379
To provide emergency relief for veterans healthcare, school construction, healthcare and transportation needs in the United States, and to create 95,000 new jobs. Included a $1 billion increase in funding for health benefits. The amendment would reduce the amount provided for Iraqi reconstruction by $5.03 billion and redirect that funding for domestic programs including $1.8 billion for veteran’s health benefits.
INHOFE: VOTED TO TABLE (The motion to table passed 59-35)
November 12, 2003
S. Amdt 2178 to S. Amdt 2150 to H.R. 2861 vote 449
Appropriations bill that included $122.7 billion in fiscal 2004 for the Dept of Veterans’ Affairs, Housing and Urban Development and other related agencies.
INHOFE: NO (The motion failed 44-49)
March 10, 2004
S. Amdt 2745 to S. Con. Res. 95 vote 40
To create a reserve fund to allow for an increase in Veterans’ medical care by $1.8 billion by eliminating abusive tax loopholes.
June 23, 2004
S. Amdt 3303 to S. 2400 vote 136
To amend title 10, United States Code, to reduce the age for receipt of military retired pay for non-regular service from 60 to 55.
Inhofe: NO (The motion was rejected 49-49)
March 1, 2005
S. Amdt 23 to S. 256
To clarify the safe harbor with respect to debtors who have serious medical conditions or who have been called or ordered to active duty in the Armed Forces and low income veterans. The amendment would clarify that bankruptcy courts could consider military service as a “special circumstance” when making individual bankruptcy determinations.
Inhofe: NO (The amendment agreed to 63-32)
March 16, 2005
S. Amdt 149 to S. Con. Res. 18 vote 55
To increase veterans medical care by $2.8 billion in 2006.
INHOFE: NO (Amendment rejected 47-53)
April 12, 2005
S. Amdt 344 to H.R. 1268 vote 90
To provide $1,975,183,000 for medical care for veterans. The money provided for the VA by the underlying amendment will help the VA to cover the costs of caring for these new veterans and ensure that the VA is able to provide them with the care they deserve.
INHOFE: NO (The amendment failed 46-54)
September 22, 2005
S. Amdt 1852 to H.R. 2528 vote 242
To provide an additional $10,000,000 for the Readjustment Counseling Service, with a corresponding offset from the HealthVet account.
INHOFE: NO (The amendment failed 48-50)
October 5, 2005
S. Amdt 1933 to H.R. 2863 vote 248
To increase by $360,800,000 amounts appropriated by title IX for Other Procurement, Army, for the procurement of armored Tactical Wheeled Vehicles for units deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to increase by $5,000,000 amounts appropriated by title IX for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide, for industrial preparedness for the implementation of a ballistics engineering research center.
INHOFE: NO (The motion was rejected 56-43)
S. Amdt 1937 to H.R. 2863 vote 251
To ensure that future funding for health care for former members of the Armed Forces takes into account changes in population and inflation.
INHOFE: NO (The amendment failed 48-51)
November 17, 2005
S. Amdt 2634 to S. 2020 vote 343
To provide an additional $500,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2006 through 2010, to be used for readjustment counseling, related mental health services, and treatment and rehabilitative services for veterans with mental illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, or substance use disorder.
INHOFE: NO (Amendment rejected 43-55)
February 2, 2006
S. Amdt 2735 to S. Amdt 2707 to H.R 4297 vote 7
To support the health needs of our veterans and military personnel and reduce the deficit by making tax rates fairer for all Americans. Amendment would provide $19 billion for military and veterans’ hospitals, offset by limiting the dividend and capital gains tax rates to individuals earning less than $1 million.
INHOFE: NO (Amendment failed 44-53)
February 13, 2006
H.R. 4297 vote 15
Motion to instruct conferees to insist that the tax reconciliation conference report includes funding to support health needs of veterans and military personnel in lieu of an extension of capital gains or dividends tax breaks for individuals with incomes of more than $1 million. (health care vs tax breaks for millionaires)
INHOFE: NO (Motion failed 40-53)
March 14, 2006
S. Amdt 3007 to S. Con. Res. 83 vote 41
To increase Veterans medical services funding by $1.5 billion in FY 2007 to be paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes.
INHOFE: NO (Amendment rejected 46-54)
March 16, 2006
S. Amdt 3141 to S. Con. Res. 83 vote 63
To provide an assured stream of funding for veteran’s health care that will take into account the annual changes in the veteran’s population and inflation to be paid for by restoring the pre-2001 top rate for income over $1 million, closing corporate tax loopholes and delaying tax cuts for the wealthy.
S. Amdt 3143 to S. Con. Res. 83 vote 67
To prevent the imposition of excessive TRICARE fees and co-pays on military retirees.
INHOFE: NO (The amendment failed 46-53)
April 26, 2006
S. Amdt 3642 to H.R. 4939 vote 98
To provide an additional $430,000,000 for the Department of Veteran Affairs for Medical Services for outpatient care and treatment for veterans.
INHOFE: NO (Amendment passed 84-16)
March 23, 2007
S. Con. Res. 21 vote 114
The 2008 Budget Resolution that included $3.5 billion increase in funding for veterans’ healthcare programs.
INHOFE: NO (The bill passed 52-47)
December 18, 2007
H.R. 2764 vote 441
An omnibus appropriations bill that included $3.7 billion in emergency funding for veterans programs.
INHOFE: NO (The bill passed 76-17)
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