Back when Jeff Sessions was our state's Attorney General...
I had my picture taken in my police chief's uniform shaking hands with him at the grand opening of a large business in my city where he was the guest speaker.
That treasured picture hung in my police chief's office up until the day that I retired. It now hangs on the wall in my man cave at home. I have always had the greatest respect for him and I've voted for him every time he's thrown his hat in the ring. The man is a true Southern gentleman, filled with integrity which is a great rarity these days in a politician.
When my Dad died in 2001, it left my Mom in dire financial shape. He died of Congestive Heart Failure and was rated 10% disabled through the Air Force upon retirement due to Raynoud's which is a circulatory condition. He also had a heart attack six months after his retirement. Mom was getting the runaround from both the DOD records center in St Louis (they couldn't understand the difference between active and retirement medical records) and the VA(saying his Raynoud's had no factor in his heart troubles). After about nine months she finally contacted Sen.Sessions' office regarding her problems. Within three weeks she received the records from St Louis (that they swore they didn't have) and within two weeks after giving copies to the VA, Dad's death was rated as service-connected and Mom received her widow's pension.
Everytime term limits are brought up, I agree. But then I think of Sen. Sessions' actions in office and what we Alabamians would be losing if he was termed out. As 7th stated, Sen. Sessions has always looked out for his constituents and will go above and beyond what 99% of other senators will do. We'd be extremely lucky to get someone else in office that would do 50% of what he does.
A final effort by Senate Republicans to halt cuts to pensions of military retirees failed late Tuesday, after Democrats blocked an amendment to the controversial budget bill.
The two-year budget agreement, which cleared a key test vote earlier in the day, was expected to get a final vote no later than Wednesday.
Ahead of the final vote, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., tried unsuccessfully to use a parliamentary tactic to force a vote on the amendment, which he wrote to undo the cuts for military retirees.
A provision in the already House-passed bill would cut retirement benefits for military retirees by $6 billion over 10 years.
Sessions wanted to instead eliminate an estimated $4.2 billion in annual spending by reining in an IRS credit that illegal immigrants have claimed.
He and fellow senators argued the bill unfairly sticks veterans and other military retirees with the cost of new spending.
“It’s not correct, and it should not happen,” Sessions said on the floor.
"By blocking my amendment, they voted to cut pensions for wounded warriors," he said afterwards. "Senators in this chamber have many valid ideas for replacing these pension cuts, including my proposal to close the tax welfare loophole for illegal filers, and all deserved a fair and open hearing. But they were denied.”
Sessions’ office claimed the vote Tuesday to block the amendment was a vote to "cut military pensions instead of cutting welfare for illegal immigrants."
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash.,who brokered the budget deal with House counterpart Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., argued the GOP effort was really an attempt to kill the entire bill.
The Republican-led House passed the bill last week in an effort to avoid another stalemate leading to a potential government shutdown, like the one in October that polls showed was largely unpopular with voters.
The two-year budget deal would ease for two years some of the harshest cuts to agency budgets required under automatic spending curbs commonly known as sequestration. It would replace $45 billion in scheduled cuts for the 2014 budget year already underway, easing about half of the scheduled cuts.
obama's socialist asshats and 12 RINO asshats screw the military. Doesn't it make you feel proud of our country? Oh lest we forget the weak livered Republicans in the house who didn't want to fight since president kcid head kicked their butts last time, we give our thanks.
Only people who pose a legitimate public-safety risk will have anything to worry about, said Steve Lindley, director of the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Firearms.
“If you do become prohibited, we are going to come confiscate your firearms,” Lindley said. “But only people who have done something in their life – committed a felony, committed a violent misdemeanor, they are a fugitive from justice or they have been deemed mentally ill and a danger to themselves or others. We need to take action and prevent those people from possessing firearms.”
That prohibited class represents a small sliver of California’s population of gun owners, Lindley said. Otherwise, gun owners can rest easy: His department has no plans to “go out and confiscate people’s firearms for no reason.”
“We still have our Second Amendment rights here in California,” he said.
Ive recently been made aware of the water contamination on Camp Lejeune.
I was stationed there for two years, from 1986-1987. Im wondering if I would be entitled to any medical exams or screenings by the VA for any effects from this water. Is there any litigation that I should be aware of? Im...
Veteran missing for one month found dead at Massachusetts VA facility where he lived
By Robert Gearty
Published June 14, 2020
A body found in a stairwell at the Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Massachusetts is a veteran who lived at the facility and disappeared more than a...
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