Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran's of America (IAVA), the nation's first and largest organization for our newest generation of veterans (and an organization of which this writer is a proud member), has released this year's Veteran Report Card on every member of Congress.
Here's how it works:
The IAVA selected 9 votes in the Senate and 13 in the House that had a direct impact upon the IAVA Legislative Agenda. Every vote cast with the IAVA was worth 1 point. Votes cast against the IAVA's position or not voting at all was worth nothing. Also, because the joint effort of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the IAVA to pass the New GI Bill was so historic, 2 bonus points were offered to any Senator or Representative who co-sponsored the bill.
What marks did your Congressmen and women earn? Also worth a look is Senators Obama and McCain. By selecting the "Votes" tab after you've found your Senator or Representative will show you how they cast thier votes.
Who really supports our troops and who just uses them for political gain?