GOP rep.: House passed a dozen VA reform bills that are DOA in Senate

While the president pounds his fist and proclaims he’s “madder than hell” over the Veterans Affairs scandal and then just asks for more time to review and investigate, House Republicans are getting pretty tired of the do-nothing Senate and a president who claims to only learn about problems in his administration on cable news.

Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., sits on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee in the House and she told [Larry O’Connor] Wednesday on WMAL radio in Washington, D.C., that the House has passed a dozen bills for reform of the VA and they are collecting dust on [Sen.] Harry Reid’s desk:

O’CONNOR: Are your colleagues in the House doing something about this decades-old problem so we can get something done for the vets?

REP WALORSKI: In the past 18 months, since I’ve been a member of Congress, we’ve passed, on the House floor, at least 12 reform VA bills. Mandating the VA to fix different things, mandating the VA to report different things, mandating them to fix their website, bipartisan bills that went to the Senate, and they are DOA on the Senate side

The Indiana freshman went on to say, “We can pass bills all day long here on the House side, but if the Senate doesn’t get in gear and be held responsible and be held accountable for these veterans, it’s not going to work. … These things have been dead on arrival. Harry Reid has not moved one of these bills.”

So when you hear the president and the Democrats in Congress lament the “do nothing Congress” and proclaim their “year of action” in which President Obama will “act if Congress fails to act,” take note that Harry Reid has not brought any of the House VA reform bills to the Senate floor for consideration while veterans are dying as they wait for care.

Listen to the interview here via WMAL:

Published with permission by Washington Free Beacon.


  • Aaron

    If it does not put money in Harry’s pocket he could care less. He has no soul.

    • Juan Motie

      Along with no soul, harry “pinky” reid has a brain ravaged by dementia.

    • curmudgeon

      I thought all Mormons were honest? Harry must be a Jack Mormon as he is a real bottom feeding crook!

    • freedomringsforall

      amen and right on to that comment

    • Susan Lyons

      Plus, he wants to let it lay because it has Conservative “cooties.” Anything the Conservatives come up with, he kills. He appears to be one soulless, bitter, conniving spawn of the devil.

  • Joel Rivera

    Too bad Harry can’t be DOA.

    • curmudgeon

      I can second that emotion!

  • Broke Obama

    Maybe the Senate should rely on VA benefits and health issues and see how they like it .Nothing better than seeing Harry with a medical emergency headed for the VA clinic .

    • cuchieddie

      Something in the form of a fatal cardiac arrest would be my choice.

      • jimwilson81

        Or a stroke.

  • Dorothy Arquitt

    It is a GIVEN that this man is not a VETERAN.

    • gatorbait51

      Harry Reid and his supporters always point to his Air Force service. . So, it’s a double slap.

      • cuchieddie

        The only thing he did in the service was swallow pole in secluded B-17 hangers.

        • gatorbait51

          I have no doubt of that .

    • lovinspoonful

      He has no heart, is his problem and the same mental illness as Obama – narcissicism, arrogance, plus one – dementia. Recall some of the information proivded to him by his shadow friends.

    • Janet


  • Kenneth Clark

    There’s the answer, JimS. All your buddies in the Senate and your President could care less about you or any other vet.

    • Kurt Waltz

      Mr. Clark: That would be ‘couldn’t care less’.

      • BayMan

        All that is being discussed here, and your only comment is to find fault with an idiomatic expression. It must be great having nothing else to worry or think about.

        • Kurt Waltz

          BayMan: No, not my only comment, to wit: Why does the correct usage of the English language bother you so much?

        • LittleRoot_48

          Sorry, but that is an important idiomatic expression and needs to be used correctly, or the whole meaning is lost.

      • waybackwhen

        Kurt You really should care a lot! Harry has also gotten his son placed in very lucrative governmental positions! Rory is using it to benefit Big Daddy Reid!

  • Jim S.

    Yuppers, it’s that oh so ‘patriotic’ thingie, elections coming, senbseless bills not addressing our veterans community long ignored issues and knowing the senate conservatives won’t allow past them, works the other way as well, and any passed are quickly thrown on the shelf, till the next oh so need for military and veterans, and their phony conservative ‘support the troops’ crowd, cheap symbols and words of!!!!!!! Decades Now!!!

    USN All Shore ’67-’71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country ’70-’71 – Independent**

    • Jim S.

      “”Conservatives outraged over treatment of veterans filibustered better health care for vets in February 2014″”
      Conservatives Continue Attacks on Individual Military Veterans’, while waving ‘their’ flags of ‘patriotism(?)': ‘Fox’s Allen West Attacks Decorated Vet Rep. Tammy Duckworth’, they’re cult followers ignore, Again!!

      STOP BLAMING EVERYONE ELSE, LOOK IN THE MIRROR: The VA is the peoples Responsibility, through their elected representatives!! We don’t serve the corporate America, so the conservative want to privatize, for corporate profit especially when you look at the private health care and problems in, is absolutely a no go, we serve the Country and it’s Constitution!!

      Congress does the ‘will of the people’, and the people like ‘free wars’ and ‘free results’ from,tens of thousands have died as those served ignore the issues of, sooooo patriotic, unless it’s sooooo patriotic to slam, conservative ideology, the VA their responsibility, use Military and us Veterans for their ‘patriotic’ meme’s, like they care!!!

      “”Conservatives Medicaid refusal leaves over 250,000 veterans uninsured””

      “Lets not treat these Vets like Vietnam Vets”

      That’s what the whole country served said about us Vietnam Veterans and the now OEF and OIF Veterans right from the beginning!!

      Then they quickly cheered on abandoning the missions and those sent to accomplish after 9/11! They started slapping on magnetic ‘support the troops’ symbols all over which quickly just plain disappeared! Then the talk was about everyone, elected officials especially, should be wearing lapel flag pins, I don’t even pay attention whether they do or don’t knowing they’re not ‘supporting’ anyone who Actually Sacrifices, and that includes public servants of all stripes! They loves waving them ‘patriotic’ flags and think they’re more ‘patriotic’ then many others! Then they want Parades and complain because we have yet had a Ticker Tape NYC parade, even though the abandoned 9/11 missions is still ongoing but finally winding down! They loves passing around the cute video’s of returning soldiers surprising their kids and families! And on and on and on!

      But None Of That Is Sacrificing as in Paying For Wars and Especially the Decades To Follow Results From!!!

      DeJa-Vu all over again!!!!

      USN All Shore ’67-’71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country ’70-’71 – Independent**

      • Raconteur Duck

        So, Jim what have the liberals in Congress done for you? Does the term BOHICA sound familiar?

      • viet68vet

        Take your meds and lie down. A democrat will be by, sooner or later, to help you through.

      • Ozark_Sunshine

        Take your lies elsewhere. You obviously are one of the mentally ill liberals. For you to be a veteran and support Democrats shows how mentally ill you are. Myself and all my veteran friends see through their lies and hypocrisy.

    • rickswrite

      Jim? First of all, your rant, and the way you wrote it is unintelligible. Second: the danger of waving your Service Record Book in front of people is that others, like me, got it beat. So don’t do it anymore, K?

      • psychosally

        hes a fake-never been in the service -hes a macho wanna be

      • babbott

        What did he say?

      • lovinspoonful

        His comments always are. You can’t understand any of it.

    • cmjay

      Sorry, our PUBLIC SCHOOL system failed you . You need to take refresher courses in Spelling and Grammar.

  • 1NJNurse1

    Harry Reed is at the core of the problems in the USA because he takes his orders from Obama. They blame the republican’s because nothing gets done but it really is Harry Reed, the idiot elect, who creates the problem. Get rid of horrible Harry and put in a republican and the problem is solved then creep face can sliver back to the hole he came from.

    • babbott

      The thing that astounds me is the fact that the public “blames Republicans” while it is indeed Harry Reid’s fault. He has tried to rule over the House by announcing bills “dead on arrival” before the House even votes on them. Reid has too much power and should be removed from office, but at least get the people to wake up and understand who is really the “obstructionist”.

      • Eric G

        This is a prime example of the effectiveness of propaganda, when managed and implemented brilliantly. I hate to use the word “brilliant” whenever I talk about the left or MSM, but to deny the truth is very dangerous. It is clear as crystal that the Senate is the reason nothing is getting done in Congress and Obama is useless, but yet these jokers keep getting elected. Why? The easy answer is our country is full of dimwits who can’t make an informed decision. The harder and more prevalent answer is until the Rebuplicans learn from the left and figure out how to get their message out as effectively as the dems do, our country will continue to slip into oblivion. It’s a dirty game, but if those are the rules of the game, let’s win!

  • Soxtory

    Some of the posters on this site should take a class on basic grammar and proper syntax. In addition, one should not attempt to post while drinking or smoking dope.

    Harry Reid (spelled correctly) clearly is past his sell by date. Obama, his master, doesn’t want any VA legislation brought up for a vote because most veterans bills pass. These are not Obama’s people and in fact, he considers veterans to be his enemy!

    • Eric G

      It’s possible that some posters on this site are either still in or recently coming out of the education system. Are you aware that more and more schools are allowing students to use the same abbreviations and shortened words for their English papers as they stream out when texting? If you think bad grammar and mispelled words are a problem now, you ain’t seen nothing yet (and I’m aware that “ain’t” aint’ a word).

      • lovinspoonful

        Cuz the teacher said there “ain’t. However, it is in the dictionary.

      • cmjay

        Wait until the ROTTEN CORE is fully implemented .We will have a bunch of indoctrinated but uneducated kids.

    • lovinspoonful

      This is not a spelling clas and you are not a teacher. It is a forum for people to voice their opinions – not a class on how well one can spell. I do correct some if it is so blatantly incorrect.

  • old_salty_dawg99

    Naturally they were killed in the Senate since it would show that Dems are WRONG and Obammy and his fellow IDIOTS would look bad which he cannot have since it would prove he(Obammy) is not better than GOD which anyone with a brain knows is a LIE anyway.

  • teaman

    Rep-A-Flubs need to publicize more about what the House is doing! Can’t depend on FOXNEWS alone, they need to find other venues to get their message out! There also needs to be a greater push for more Conservative News outlets, TV Channels, and a push for more honest and thorough investigative reporting. All of Lame Shame leading media in this country is completely living up the Obambulating Manure Spreaders butt or they are controlled by the communist driven dummycratic party! FOXNEWS is only about 80 conservative and that is just not good enough! The perverted left has NO argument at all…….WAKE UP!!

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