New ads: VoteVets Targets McConnell and Burr for blocking veterans funding at a time of crisis in veterans care

 ·, Press Release To Run Full Page Ads In Kentucky and North Carolina This Week Calling Out The Minority Leader And Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee For Blocking More Than $20 Billion In Much Needed Funding

WASHINGTON, DC – A national veterans group announced today that they are targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Richard Burr with a new ad campaign calling out the Republicans for blocking critical funding for our nation’s veterans at time of crisis in the Veterans Affairs Department. 

The ads, paid for by Action Fund, will run this week in the Louisville Courier and the Fayetteville Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer. 

You can see the ads here: 

The ads call out the prominent Senate leaders for blocking the Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits & Military Retirement Pay Act of 2014, which would have expanded benefits for veterans by $20 billion and authorized 27 new clinics and medical facilities. 

“With the Department of Veterans Affairs in a time of crisis, it is time for these politicians to stop playing politics and start providing the necessary funding to take care of our nation’s Veterans,” said Jon Soltz Iraq war veteran and Chairman of  “Our nation’s Veterans are heroes, not political pawns. It is time for Senate Republican leaders to stop blocking vital legislation that will provide more than $20 billion in funding to care for Veterans.”


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