13 results for tag: VA


Ernst Criticizes Braley For Skipping VA Hearings

Joni Ernst Criticizes Congressman Braley For Skipping VA Hearings It’s Been 902 Says Braley Last Attended A Veterans’ Affairs Hearing DES MOINES – After skipping 75 percent of the Veterans’ Affairs hearings, Joni Ernst blasted Congressman Braley on “Midterms” for claiming that he missed a VA hearing for an Oversight hearing because he was never seen in his chair and never said a word at that hearing. “After skipping an important VA hearing, Congressman Braley tried to pull the wool over our eyes by claiming that he was at another hearing – except he was never seen or heard from at that other hearing,” said Republican Party ...

Congressman Braley’s VA Attendance Continues To Haunt Him

Congressman Braley’s VA Attendance Continues To Haunt Him It’s Been 902 Says Braley Last Attended A Veterans’ Affairs Hearing DES MOINES – Congressman Braley’s failure to show up at 75 perceont of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings continues to plague his campaign, Radio Iowa’s Kay Henderson told the show “Midterms.” “Braley did a very short turn on the Veterans Committee in the House, and he failed to attend all those meetings,” Henderson said. “Here he is facing someone who has a military career. Not really gold star attendance record at the Veterans Committee”  “After skipping 75 percent of ...

Braley’s Ad Fails To Explain Why He Missed 75% Of The VA Hearings

Good afternoon – Earlier today, Congressman Braley released his first ad regarding the fact that he skipped 75 percent of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearings. It’s worth noting that Braley never explained why he consistently missed these VA hearings, how he managed to have the second-lowest attendance rate on the committee or why on a few occasions he was able to attend fundraisers for himself but on the same day was unable to attend these important meetings. If you’re reporting on this news below is a statement and research from the Republican Party of Iowa: “Congressman Braley continues to dodge the fact that he skipped ...

Braley Attends Fundraiser Then Blows Off VA Hearing With Secretary Shinseki

DES MOINES – On February 15, 2012 Washington liberal Bruce Braley found time to attend a breakfast fundraiser, yet later that morning he conveniently skipped a Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing with Secretary Eric Shinseki regarding the VA’s budget. This is a disturbing pattern as on September 20, 2012, Braley attended three fundraisers that day, yet couldn’t make time to attend a Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing on performance and accountability at the VA. “Bruce Braley’s priorities are backwards, as this is the second time he found time for a fundraiser yet didn’t attend a Veterans’ Affairs hearing on the same day,” said ...

Opening Remarks From VA Hearing That Bruce Braley Missed Centered On Long Wait Times 

66 Percent Of Our Veterans Had To Wait Over 125 Days To Receive Care From The VA DES MOINES – With Bruce Braley claiming that he missed the Veterans’ Affairs performance and accountability hearing for another hearing where he was never seen sitting in his chair or uttering a single word, today the Republican Party of Iowa is telling him what he missed from this VA hearing. House Veterans' Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller began the hearing by expressing his concern for delays experienced by veterans seeking mental health care.  Miller proceeded to state that two-thirds of our veterans have to wait over 125 days to receive care from the VA. ...

Bruce Braley’s Decision To Skip 78 Percent Of His Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearings

Quad City Times Reports That Braley Skipped 15 Of 20 Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearings.  “Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley is being criticized for missing most of the full Veterans Affairs Committee hearings held in 2011-12, when he was on the panel.  Braley, a Democratic congressman from Waterloo, missed 15 of 20 committee meetings, including two joint sessions with the Senate, and Republicans say this shows he puts little priority on veterans issues.”  (Ed Tibbets, GOP Hits Braley On VA Panel Attendance, The Quad City Times, 07/23/14) Quad City Times Notes That On The Same Day Braley Skipped A VA Hearing He Attended Three ...

Just Tell The Truth Bruce

FOX NEWS:  “In Iowa, Bruce Braley he’s a Congressman, he’s running for the Senate in Iowa.  One of the complaints, attacks from the other side, the Republicans, has been he's on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and missed 75% of those hearings, including one in 2012 that was an important one.  You might say that’s not important, who cares, right?  But he was actually -- his campaign said he was at a Fast and Furious hearing.  Turns out, he wasn't there either.  He was at fundraisers, which from a PR perspective just tell the truth, it would be a lot easier than what you’re dealing with.”  (Dana Perino, The Five, Fox ...

Bruce Braley VA Hearings

Good morning - Bruce Braley claimed to miss the House Veterans' Affairs hearing for a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing, but after reviewing the transcript and the footage, there were no signs of him being present. Bruce Braley's Campaign Said They Skipped The Veterans' Affairs Committee Hearing Because He Was At The Oversight And Government Reform Hearing.  "Braley campaign spokesman Jeff Giertz said fundraisers Braley scheduled on Sept. 20 didn't conflict with the VA hearings. The congressman missed the 10 a.m. Veterans Affairs Committee meeting because he was at an Oversight and Government Reform Committee meeting that began ...

Bruce Braley Skipped VA’s FY2013 Budget Hearing

Congressman Skipped 78 Percent Of His VA Hearings DES MOINES – While 18 of his colleagues of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee convened to discuss the FY2013 budget for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Washington liberal Bruce Braley was once again nowhere to be found. Braley has missed 78 percent of the full Veterans' Affairs Committee hearings, including an important oversight hearing and another regarding the nationwide problems within the VA. “Whether it’s skipping a VA hearing on performance and accountability or the annual budget hearing of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, it’s clear Bruce Braley isn’t that ...

Braley Skipped Hearing on Nationwide Scope of Problems Within the VA

Congressman Skipped 78 Percent Of His VA Committee Hearings DES MOINES – This past weekend, Iowans learned that Bruce Braley skipped 78 percent of his full committee hearings while on the House Veterans Affairs Committee.  Braley’s absence included a key hearing that exposed the problems of the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center and how it was a window to a national problem. “Bruce Braley turned his back on our veterans, because when he had the chance to learn about the nationwide problems within the VA, he skipped the hearing,” said Iowa Republican Party spokesman Jahan Wilcox.  “If Braley did his job and didn’t skip 78 ...