4 results for tag: Veterans Affairs


Congressman Bruce Braley Still Can’t Explain Missed VA Hearings

DES MOINES - In an interview with WHO-TV's Dave Price this morning, Congressman Braley said he missed over 75% of Veterans' Affairs committee hearings because "when you're serving in Congress you often have multiple things going on at the same time." BACKGROUND ... THE QUAD CITY TIMES: “Over the past couple days, Republicans have sought to ramp up criticism over Braley’s hearing attendance, seizing on a Sept. 20, 2012, VA committee hearing he missed. It occurred the same day as three campaign fundraisers he attended. “He made time to attend all three of the fundraisers. But he couldn’t make time to show up at the hearing,” Kochel ...

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 ...

Congressman Braley Afraid To Discuss His Washington Record Opts For Private Events

  DES MOINES – While Joni Ernst continues her 99 county tour, Congressman Braley is opting for a private happy hour this evening because he’s afraid to have an open and honest conversation with Iowans about his record. Throughout his campaign, Braley has developed a pattern of attending controlled events where he won’t have to answer the following questions: Why did he skip 75 percent of the Veterans’ Affairs hearings? Why did he suggest raising the Social Security retirement age? Why did his healthcare law cut over $716 billion from Medicare? Why did he flip-flop on the pro-jobs Keystone XL Pipeline? Why did he vote ...