Veasey Rains on Trump’s PARADE
Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX)yesterday introduced the PARADE Act -- which stands for “Preventing Allocation of Resources for Absurd Defense Expenditures” -- aimed at preventing the president or the Defense Department from using taxpayer funds for a military parade. “I know we are all beyond thankful for the sacrifices our military make on behalf of our country every day. An expensive political ploy whose sole aim is to boost Trump’s approval ratings is an insult to their service and detracts from resources needed to provide meaningful assistance to veterans and current service members,” Veasey said. “At a time of increased global tensions, now is not a time to politicize our troops.” He then goes on to list all of the other priorities - - including increasing military pay, hiring more VA doctors, and helping military spouses get better employment -- where Veasey believes the money could be better spent. Learn more here.