NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Fossella gets C+ from IAVA

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America’s Action Fund has rated members of Congress based on votes cast on veterans and troops issues. IAVA gave Rep. Vito Fossella a C+ rating. Not bad if it were Calculus, not very good at all considering he was voting on issues relating to our troops. The C+ is tied for 19th (with a handful of other Reps), with only 3 scoring worse.

This shouldn't be all that surprising considering Vito voted against extending health care coverage to our troops;

Rep. Fossella opposed expanding access to the military's TRICARE health insurance program to thousands of Reservist and National Guard members, even though 20 percent of all Reservists do not have health insurance, and 40 percent of Reservists aged 19 to 35 lack health coverage.

HR 1815 , Vote #221, 5/25/2005

You can't support our troops and Fossella.


At 12:23 PM, Blogger msirt said...

Whoops! The IAVA Fossella page has Frank Barbaro listed as his opponent (at the bottomof their page

At 6:17 PM, Blogger BlueMarc said...

That's OK. The message is still out about Fossella's failing grade.

At 10:11 PM, Blogger zakon said...

Distill this issue into 2 sentences like...

"A real fighter does not abandon our troops and veterans with his votes. Our troops and veterans from Iraq and Afganistan say Fossella's voting record is among the worst in NY state. Fossella and his fellow NY congresspersons' votes are against our troops and veterans when they cut their health care and benefits."


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