One. One Democratic Senator, North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, had the cojones to vote with the Republicans in trying to save the benefits for veterans.
“Removing this unbalanced treatment of our military retirees ought to be
one of the key actions we should take before this legislation moves
forward. In fact, greater savings than this can be achieved by passing a
legislative fix recommended by the Inspector General of the U.S.
Treasury that would stop the IRS from improperly providing tax credits
to illegal aliens,” Alabama Republican Jeff Sessions said Monday,
Sessions hoped to attach his amendment to the deal — which would have
closed the loophole by requiring a Social Security number to claim the
refundable portion of the child tax credit and restore military
Sessions’ motion failed on a 46 to 54 party-line vote, with North
Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan crossing the aisle as the lone Democrat to vote
with the Republicans.
“Reid’s majority just voted to keep pension cut for vets instead of
cutting welfare payments to illegal aliens,” a Sessions aide emailed.
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