Wednesday, September 8, 2004

InstaPundit remarks that Kerry has a zero rating for 2003 from the American Legion. I don't have time to research each vote (some bills still in committee) - but here are the bills going into the calculation:

S.1841 Cold War Medal Act
S.1707 Providing Our Support to Troops Act of 2003
S.1584 Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004
S.1386 Gold Content for Medal of Honor
S.1360 A bill to amend section 7105 of title 38, United States Code, to clarify the requirements for notices of disagreement for appellate review of Department of Veterans Affairs activities
S.1297 Protect the Pledge Act of 2003
S.1289 A bill to name the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after Paul Wellstone
S.1283 A bill to require advance notification of Congress regarding any action proposed to be taken by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the implementation of the Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services initiative of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes
S.1282 To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish national cemeteries for geographically underserved populations of veterans, and for other purposes
S.1281 Veterans Information and Benefits Enhancement Act of 2003
S.1249 TRICARE Retirees Opportunity Act of 2003
S.1213 Filipino Veterans' Benefits Act of 2003
S.1199 Veterans Outreach Improvement Act of 2003
S.1199 Veterans Outreach Improvement Act of 2003
S.1188 Veterans' Survivor Benefits Act of 2003
S.1186 Department of Veterans Affairs Claims Backlog Reduction Act of 2003
S.1156 Department of Veterans Affairs Long-Term Care and Personnel Authorities Enhancement Act of 2003
S.1153 Veterans Prescription Drugs Assistance Act
S.1151 Veterans Outreach Protection Act
S.1136 Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
S.1133 Veterans Programs Improvement Act of 2003
S.1132 Veterans' Survivor Benefits Enhancement Act of 2003
S.1131 Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2003
S.1124 Veterans Burial Benefits Improvement Act of 2003
S.1112 Veterans' Prescription Drug Reform Act of 2003
S.1092 National War Permanent Tribute Historical Database Act
S.1077 A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a national cemetery for veterans in southeastern Pennsylvania
S.1076 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Education Center Act
S.1074 Veterans' Burial Benefits Enhancement Act of 2003
S.1035 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to reduce the age for receipt of military retired pay for nonregular service from 60 to 55.
S.792 Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
S.704 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to increase the amount of the death gratuity payable with respect to deceased members of the Armed Forces.
S.687 Protect Military Children Act of 2003
S.585 Military Retiree Survivors Relief Act of 2003
S.548 A bill to improve mental health programs for veterans.
S.517 Francis W. Agnes Prisoner of War Benefits Act of 2003
S.445 Reservists Retirement and Retention Act of 2003
S.401 SBP Benefits Improvement Act of 2003
S.398 A bill to provide that members of the Armed Forces performing services at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba, and in the Horn of Africa in support of Operation Enduring Freedom shall be entitled to tax benefits in the same manner as if such services were performed in a combat zone, and for other purposes.
S.393 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers a credit against income tax with respect to employees who participate in the military reserve components and to allow a comparable credit for participating reserve component self-employed individuals
S.392 Retired Pay Restoration Act of 2003
S.351 Armed Forces Tax Fairness Act of 2003
S.330 Veterans' Memorial Preservation and Recognition Act of 2003
S.296 Fairness to All Fallen Vietnam War Service Members Act of 2003
S.289 Armed Forces Tax Fairness Act of 2003
S.259 To expand the eligibility for membership in veterans organizations
S.257 Veterans Benefits and Pensions Protection Act of 2003
S.249 Retention of Dependency and Indemnity Compensation for Surviving Spouses Remarrying After Age 55
S.202 Reserve Component Tax Assistance Act of 2003
S.177 Montgomery GI Bill Revitalization Act of 2003
S.176 Veterans Health Care Reimbursement Act of 2003
S.89 Universal National Service Act of 2003
S.78 Veteran's Health Administration Act of 2003
S.70 A bill to restore the traditional day of observance of Memorial Day, and for other purposes.
S.69 A bill to require the Secretary of the Army to determine the validity of the claims of certain Filipinos that they performed military service on behalf of the United States during World War II.
S.68 Filipino Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2003
S.60 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize certain disabled former prisoners of war to use Department of Defense commissary and exchange stores.
S.59 A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to permit former members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability rated as total to travel on military aircraft in the same manner and to the same extent as retired members of the Armed Forces are entitled to travel on such aircraft.
S.56 Keep Our Promise to America's Military Retirees Act
S.55 Veterans' Higher Education Opportunities Act of 2003
S.50 Veterans Health Care Funding Guarantee Act of 2003
S.19 Armed Forces Tax Fairness Act of 2003Veterans and Military Personnel Fairness Act of 2003

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