cuts to veterans pensions

Spending Bill Bans IRS Targeting, Reverses Vet Pension Cuts

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

Negotiators reached a deal on a huge spending bill to fund the gov't for the rest of '14, agreeing to undo 2013’s cut to military retirement benefits and other GOP demands in exchange for higher spending levels. It'll include strict rules to prevent the IRS from targeting groups for exercising First Amendment rights

Dems Betray Vets to Help Illegals

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Senate Dems. killed an amendment from Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) that would have paid for unemployment benefits for many Americans and replaced recent cuts to vets’ pensions by closing a tax code loophole that allows illegal aliens to access the Refundable Child Tax Credit.