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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Iowa Veterans Blog: McCain scores 'D' on veteran report card; Obama, Iowa delegation above average

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Veterans Blog

With four weeks remaining before the election, the Iraq and
Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) released its report cards on
members of the 110th Congress. Grading was based on legislation that
affected veterans and their families. In the Senate, Republican
presidential nominee Sen. John McCain of Arizona earned a 'D' on the
report card, while his Democratic opponent, Sen. Barack Obama of
Illinois, finished the term with a 'B.' Grades were based on nine
votes covering a range of issue including veterans' health care, the
new GI Bill, mental health and support for homeless veterans. Both of
the nominees' grades were hindered by their attendance. While hitting
the campaign trail for potential votes, McCain missed six of the nine
votes, while his counterpart, Obama, missed four of the votes.

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