Rep. Mike Levin speaks at a veterans occasion in Might. Courtesy of his workplace
This column is an excerpt from Rep. Levin’s speech on the Residence floor on Thursday.
Residence Republicans are holding our economy hostage and arranging to slash billions of dollars from veterans’ solutions and positive aspects in return for sustaining the complete faith and credit of the United States.
Republicans are delivering a a single-two punch to veterans.
Very first, their debt legislation would slash $30 billion dollars from veterans’ solutions, eradicate housing vouchers for 50,000 homeless veterans, and reduce 81,000 jobs from the Veterans Overall health Administration.
They can say what ever they want but this is what they voted for.
Second, the Republicans just released a bill to gut the wellness care funding we promised to toxic-exposed veterans in the Pact Act.
How about alternatively of cuts to veterans’ solutions and positive aspects, we lessen our deficit by ending tax loopholes for the ultrawealthy and by making sure the biggest corporations spend their fair share.
Residence Democrats are united in opposition to Republicans’ veterans funding cuts, and we will not go back on the progress we’ve created.
So as we all head into this Memorial Day weekend, we should do far better.
We should not default on our debts. And let’s retain our promises to our veterans.
Mike Levin represents the 49th District in north coastal San Diego and south Orange counties.