Veterans and Military Families
  • Retired General Slams Romney Plan to Voucherize Veterans Care

    Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy (US Army, Retired), the first woman to achieve the rank of three-star general in the U.S. Army and co-chair of the DNC’s Veterans and Military Families Council, released the following statement in reaction to Mitt Romney’s plan to privatize veterans’ health care benefits.

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  • Local Newscasts Slam Reckless Republican Spending Plan

    Throughout the country, local TV news reports are discussing the potentially devastating effects of the reckless Republican budget cuts in their communities. President Obama is committed to finding sensible cuts that actually reduce the deficit – and working with Republicans to find common ground on critical investments to get our economy moving again and create jobs. But, reports like this show why he will not support legislation that eliminates nearly a million jobs, undermines critical national priorities, and derails economic growth.

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  • Senate Ratifies the New START Treaty

    The Senate today ratified the New START Treaty by a vote of 71 to 26 – four more than the 67 votes needed to ratify a treaty of this kind. Ratifying this treaty was a crucial step toward keeping America safe and strengthening our global leadership on nuclear weapons issues. "The unfailing efforts of President Obama and Senate leaders to ratify the New START Treaty has made our nation stronger and more secure," said Chairman Tim Kaine.

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  • Chairman Tim Kaine Urges Senate Passage of DREAM Act

    Not only is the DREAM Act a commonsense bill that will strengthen the American military and economic security, it has the backing of leaders from both sides of the aisle, the President, Department of Defense and the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Education. I urge the Senate to follow the House of Representative’s lead in voting to give these young people the opportunity to achieve the American dream.

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  • Chairman Tim Kaine’s Statement on the DREAM Act

    The DREAM Act is a commonsense bill that has the backing of leaders from both sides of the aisle as well as the support of the President, the Defense Department, and the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Education. It is a bill that would strengthen the American military and economy by offering legal status to young undocumented immigrants who are willing to serve in the U.S. military or pursue higher education in order to get right with the law.

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