How Our Leaders Stack Up On Iraq And Afghanistan


Mi Corporal
MI.Net Member
Oct 23, 2006
Your elected officials claim to "Support the Troops" --
Here are the facts.


Thanks to the good folks at IAVA for this great information.
Some quick notes on the ratings:
House Democratic Leadership Average: 90% A
Rep. Pelosi 89% B+
Rep. Hoyer 93% A
Rep. Clyburn 90% A-
Rep. Larson 88% B+

House Republican Leadership Average: 75 % C
Rep. Hastert 9% F
Rep. Boehner 76% C
Rep. Blunt 73% C
Rep. Pryce 77% C+

Ranking Democrat on the Veterans Committee: Rep. Lane Evans 93% A
Republican Chairman of the Veterans Committee: Rep. Steve Buyer 76% C

Put this together with the DAV's information and you have a good picture of who in Congress supports veterans. DAV info here...

Don't forget to vote!

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86 Members of Congress Score "D" or "F" on Issues that Matter to Iraq and Afghanistan Vets

-- Your Elected Officials Claim to "Support the Troops"--

Here are the Facts.

NEW YORK - Do your elected officials really support the troops? There's an easy way to find out. The nation's largest organization of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans has released the first-ever Congressional Ratings guide to score members of Congress on their votes regarding issues that matter to US troops, Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, and military families.

The results are startling, with fewer than one-quarter of House and Senate members scoring an "A".

"Every member of Congress claims to support the troops, but this guide shows us that more often than not, the rhetoric does not match the reality," said Paul Rieckhoff, an Iraq War veteran and the founder and executive director of IAVA: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. "A legislator's low score can be directly linked to the unnecessary hardship that US troops, Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, and military families often face. There is no excuse for a low score."

"Our nationwide network of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have expressed overwhelmingly consistent positions on issues ranging from VA funding, to body armor, to TRICARE health insurance for National Guard and Reserve troops," Rieckhoff said. "IAVA used those positions to determine whether each member of Congress has been a friend, or foe, of our men and women in uniform."

IAVA surveyed the 107th, 108th and 109th Congressional sessions, tallying more than 300 votes on issues that matter to America's men and women in uniform, our new veterans and our military families. To see the full list of votes included in the ratings, go to .

"This should be a wake-up call for every American who thinks Congress is doing all it can for those who have sacrificed so much," Rieckhoff said. "In the coming weeks, we'll be urging all Americans to check their legislators' scores, and demand accountability from anyone receiving less than an "A" grade. We should all demand more from our elected officials."

To find the Congressional Ratings and learn more about the rating process, visit . For more information, or to schedule and interview with Paul Rieckhoff or any of the other IAVA member veterans, please contact Will Coghlan at (212)-982-9699 or .uzi,
Rocky, Thank you for the site. Very interesting Data.


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