BILL PASSED: Do You Support Cost of Living Benefits For Veterans? - Veteran's COLA Act - S.777

Do you support this new bill?

  • 51.3k
    Brian
    Voted Yes
    07/08/2023

    I'm fine with COLA for all federal benefits, including for veterans. In a time of inflation, there's no reason those relying on the government for income or assistance should struggle. This is the richest country in the world, and our veterans deserve the best pension and healthcare.

    I'm glad this passed.

  • 10.0k
    M
    07/08/2023

    Yes, cost of living has skyrocketed. Increase fund for veterans and social security. There also should be adjustments for cost of living regionally. 

  • 427
    Nan
    Voted Maybe
    07/15/2023

    I support the raising of benefits for veterans and raising military wages- However, I DO NOT support the right wing amendments added to the build to strip measures of diversity from the bill. Nor the interference in the controlling curricuum taught in Dodea schools. The military is diverse and the students in the schools deserve to be taught the facts with a curriculum that teaches background if ALl of the students' background.

     

  • 98.2k
    LeslieG
    Voted Yes
    07/08/2023

    The very least we should do for those who risk their health and life in the service of this country!

  • 3,690
    MaryA
    07/17/2023

    I'm all for anything that supports our military and our veterans as long as they get it and it doesn't get spent on the bureaucracy!  

  • 507
    Christopher
    Voted Maybe
    08/02/2023

    Not without the removal of Senator Tommy Tuberville from his committee assignments. He doesn't value his role and has impeded promotions that not only benefit the country but benefit the military who occupy these positions. 

  • 528
    Steve
    Voted Yes
    12/07/2023

    Yes we need to pay our military! Fund this with a sur tax on billionaires! They directly benefit from having a safe secure country to keep their fortunes in ! 

  • 84
    Eric_S
    Voted Yes
    11/20/2023

    As a veteran, I would support this bill 100% and I would hope that you all as federal lawmakers would support it as well.

  • 88
    Vilia
    Voted Yes
    09/21/2023

    Senators Grassley & Ernst:

    You must find a way to force votes to approve our senior military appointees against Sen. Tuberville's hold.  This is disgraceful and dangerous to our national security, as well as being a terrible precedent to politicize our military which should be apolitical.  This is not a political but security.  Sen. Ernst, you especially should know how ruinous these holds on our readiness and ability to attract quality people to careers in military service.  The families of these personnel are severely impacted by this political grandstanding.  Stand up for proper staffing and treatment of our military!

  • 1,358
    Leslie
    Voted Yes
    08/19/2023

    If you don't support this bill, I never want to hear you say you support servicemen and veterans 

  • 1,437
    Steve
    Voted Yes
    08/08/2023

    Why is this annual? 

  • 46
    Marie
    Voted Yes
    07/30/2023

    This bill is important to me because I have veteran Family & Friends who put their lives  and families on hold and in danger to Serve the general population while we get to enjoy our lives & Families n safety. Protect those who sacrifice their lives in every way imaginable to protect US.

  • 44
    Maison
    Voted Yes
    07/21/2023

    Our veterans deserve the best the government can give. I don't understand why this is even an issue. 

  • 8,398
    DaveS
    Voted Yes
    07/17/2023

    Socialism? The Republican Party doesn't even know what socialism is!
    Capitalism and socialism are economic systems that countries use to manage their economic resources and regulate their means of production.Left to themselves, economies tend to combine elements of both systems. Capitalism has developed safety nets with socialism such as FEMA, social security, Medicare and Medicaid , SNAP, Food stamp, housing assistance, energy and utilities, education and childcare assistance, corporation and business subsidy, SFB, infrastructure, fire protection, transportation, police department, public parks, postal service, military and even war and voting! There is over 75 programs in the USA, that support community, city, county, states and the country.

  • 8,398
    DaveS
    Voted Yes
    07/16/2023

    Republicans party Cutting Society security, Medicare,  Medicaid, Food programs, safety nets, disability benefits, federal insurance programs (FEMA), plus giving tax cuts to corporations and wealthy with trickle up, not down, and screwing over and attacking the American people freedom and rights! Say they need a raise? May be the should join a union?

  • 34
    Robbie
    Voted Yes
    07/15/2023

    I agree with the cost of living increase because no Veteran...Soldier should ever have to struggle to live after serving with their Life! It's only right! Thank you 

  • 1,358
    Leslie
    Voted Yes
    07/14/2023

    Of course vets should get a cost of living increase. They risked their lives for the country. Anyone who votes against this falls into the love the soldier, hate the vet category. 

  • 3,959
    Jim2423
    Voted Yes
    07/14/2023

    Veterans amount to 1% of our countries population that serve. Of course they deserve a COLA increase. Our country spends more on assisting illegal immigrants with housing, education, welfare, medical than most other forms of aid to legal Americans. Our legislators are quick to blame veterans, seniors and handicapped for excessive expenses. No war fronts now so it is easy to blame veterans. 

  • 35
    KevinRosa
    Voted Yes
    07/13/2023

    No one should be living in poverty - military or civilian. Any measure to reduce poverty must be supported regardless of what the financial cost may be.

  • 2,237
    wpeckham
    Voted Yes
    07/14/2023

    COL increases should be standard for Vets, Retired military, and I would consider it for those retired and qualifying for Medicare throughout the population. 

  • 8,398
    DaveS
    Voted Yes
    07/14/2023

    Say it's not true about republicans!

  • 8,398
    DaveS
    Voted Yes
    07/14/2023

    If you notice Jim Jordan got up and left!

  • 27.6k
    Frank_001
    Voted Yes
    07/13/2023

    The problem is that too often Congress practices "Kick the Can."

    Why weren't COLAs built into Veteran's Benefits? COLAs should kick in automatically based on economic data. 

    Congress' shortsightedness turns everything into an unnecessary struggle. In particular, the Republican tax cuts for the wealthy are undermining our economy.

    Their base just doesn't understand and their preferred media sources love to keep the base ill-informed.