56 House Republicans Criticize Veterans Affairs Secretary Over Debt Limit Bill Claims

House Republicans have sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough, criticizing his department for making “baseless political talking points” about the GOP legislation to raise the debt ceiling while cutting future spending.
In a May 4 letter led by Rep. Jen Kiggans (R-Va.), a former Navy helicopter pilot, 56 House Republicans fended off the department’s criticism against the recently-passed Limit, Save, Grow Act, after a vote of 217–215 on April 26 mostly along party lines.
“Today, I led over 50 of my @HouseGOP colleagues in condemning the dishonest, partisan use of the VA [Department of Veterans Affairs] to spread fear and anxiety among America’s veterans regarding their benefits,” Kiggans wrote on Twitter. “Our veterans should never be used as political pawns.”…

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