13 results for tag: Veterans


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 ...

Senator McCain Slams Congressman Braley For Dereliction Of Duty

Braley Skipped 75 Percent Of The Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearings DES MOINES – During his visit to Iowa yesterday, Senator John McCain slammed Congressman Bruce Braley for skipping 75 percent of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN: “Frankly her opponent [Congressman Bruce Braley] who was a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee didn’t even show up to the hearings. That my friends is something that in my view, that some of us use to call dereliction of duty, dereliction of duty.” (Senator John McCain, Speech, 10/29/14) BACKGROUND … RADIO IOWA’S KAY HENDERSON: “Braley did a very short turn on the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Another Bruising Week For Bruce Braley

Happy Saturday – It was another bruising week for Washington liberal Bruce Braley. Congressman Braley tried to walk back a statement he made concerning his support for raising the Social Security Retirement age. Then news came out that he had voted to gut $716 billion from Medicare programs for seniors. Finally, a new poll showed that one of Congressman Braley’s strongest supporters, Barack Obama, has an approval rating that is now at it’s lowest level ever in the Hawkeye State. The News That Drove The Week … Gallup reports that Barack Obama’s approval rating is at it’s lowest level ever in Iowa. As a key U.S. Senate race unfolds ...

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 ...

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 ...

Braley Attended Three Fundraisers On Day Of Missed Veterans Affairs Hearing

The Des Moines Register Jennifer Jacobs July 22, 2014 http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/07/22/bruce-braley-three-fundraisers-on-day-of-missed-hearing/13004385/  

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 ...