Democrats Retreating from Funding for Celebration

I think that our armed forces are doing a superb job in Afghanistan and Iraq and we must continue to support them. It’s been a year since Congress unanimously passed legislation honoring our troops, but now some Democrats apparently want to retreat on this issue. I sponsored the original legislation ensuring that our veterans are treated with honor and respect when they return home once their mission is complete. This measure was included in the 2006 Department of Defense Authorization bill. But now a year later, it’s surprising to me that some Democrats, who initially supported this amendment, seem hostile to the idea of publicly thanking our troops for their bravery upon their return home. The Democrats seem to have been for it before they were against it. Our troops deserve this type of honor and I am proud to support it.