Democrats caught in lie about veteran benefits and Limit, Save, Grow Act
By U.S. Rep. Dr. Mark Green
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Note: Rep. Mark Green has released the following statement about the Limit, Save, Grow Act’s effect on veterans.
I have spent my career in Congress fighting for veterans. Since I was sworn into office, I have focused on getting veterans the health care they need, improving housing and accommodations, and ensuring Gold Star families have continual support. To suggest that I would vote for a bill that undercuts veterans’ benefits is outrageous.
As the voice for thousands of veterans, service members, and their families, I will always have their back. I voted for the Limit, Save, Grow Act to curb the Biden administration’s out of control spending and to save hard-earned taxpayer dollars – $4.8 trillion of wasteful spending over 10 years. Best of all, this legislation does not cut the defense budget or veterans’ benefits by a single penny.
It is extremely unfortunate that instead of coming to the negotiating table, Democrats are lying about what this bill contains. This is politics at its worst.
The Biden administration’s reckless spending has thrown our economy into chaos. Inflation, supply chain shortages, and instability in our banking system are hurting American families. That’s why House Republicans put forward a sensible debt ceiling increase – one that also looks to the future.
Congressman Mark Green first took the oath of office to represent the 7th District of Tennessee in Congress on Jan. 3, 2019. It is the exact oath he first took as a cadet on the historic plain at West Point more than 30 years earlier. As a successful business leader, decorated combat veteran, ER physician, and former Tennessee state senator, Green is uniquely equipped to represent the people of his district. After graduating from West Point, Green came to Tennessee in his last assignment in the Army as the flight surgeon for the premier special operations aviation regiment. As a Night Stalker, Green deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan in the War on Terror. His most memorable mission was the capture of Saddam Hussein. During the mission, he interrogated Hussein for six hours. The encounter is detailed in a book Green authored, "A Night with Saddam." Congressman Green was awarded the Bronze Star, the Air Medal with V Device for Valor, among many others. He serves as chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.