From the Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi: 'DoD Bill a Small Step Toward Ending Disabled Veterans Tax, But Does Not Go Far Enough'

November 24, 2003

Washington, D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on President Bush's signing of the Defense Authorization Act:

"On the battlefields of war, our soldiers pledge to leave no one behind. As a nation, it must be our pledge that, after our soldiers come home, we will leave no veteran behind. Our veterans served for all of us; we must be there for all of them.

"The bill the President signed today is a small step toward helping our disabled veterans, but does not go nearly far enough. Under the Republican plan, two-thirds of our veterans still will not receive one penny of compensation for their disabilities. For those who are helped, the tax may not fully end for 10 years. That is not good enough.

"America's veterans deserve better. Democrats will continue to fight to end the disabled veterans tax for all veterans."




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