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Gary Peters’ Spotty Track Record on Funding For Servicemembers

Gary Peters’ Spotty Track Record on Funding For Servicemembers

"I've never voted against a pay raise for service members." said Senator Gary Peters. Yet, his votes say otherwise.

The Washington Free Beacon exposed Peters' lie reporting that Peters, "voted against pay raises for service members six times from 2015 to 2016. Both in 2015 and 2016, Peters voted three times to block Defense Department funding bills that would have raised service members' pay by 2.3 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively."

In addition, in 2016, Peters voted against funding for Arlington National Cemetery that was appropriated to make "additional land available for ground burials," refusing to join with 72 other U.S. Senators who voted yes to support and honor those who served our country. (H.R. 5325, Roll Call Vote #151, 9/28/16)

While Peters often touts his experience in the Naval reserves, in 2010 Peters was forced by Democrat House leadership to pull a "politically unpalatable" amendment he introduced, which would have slashed funding for veterans' housing. (Politico, 7/30/10)

"While Gary Peters personally enriches himself as a U.S. Senator - collecting multiple taxpayer-funded paychecks – he continues to play politics with veterans funding," said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. "John James has served our country in combat and knows the importance of supporting our military and veterans. He will always stand up for them in the U.S. Senate."


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