U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) issued the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked H.R. 2029, a bill that funds veterans’ health services and benefits, military housing and family support, and hospital and military construction.
“This legislation has historically been one of the most bipartisan of all the funding bills the Senate is responsible for passing,” said Thune. “Democrats’ decision to choose partisan politics over funding for our veterans and military men and women is baffling, particularly as conflict continues to rage in the Middle East and Russia aggressively expands its influence. Democrats need to abandon their filibuster strategy and work with us to keep the promises we made when our service members volunteered to put their lives in danger in order to keep us safe here at home.”