Bipartisan, yes, but action was tardy
Says that after the overdose death of a Tomah VA veteran, she "brought both parties together to help pass a law" to "make the VA accountable and also to stop the overprescribing of" opioids.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, November 2nd, 2018
Available data is not ideal
"Seventy-three percent of our veterans are graduating from drug courts. By contrast, I think most of the people in the very good drug court program — the graduation rate’s like 53, 55 percent. The point of that is that drug courts are working for veterans."
— Politifact Missouri on Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Scalia would be proud
"(Deborah) Ross defends those who want to burn the American flag, and even called efforts to ban flag-burning ‘ridiculous,’ yet refused to help a disabled veteran fly the flag."
— Politifact North Carolina on Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Harris' figure is close, but outdated
"22 veterans take their own lives each day."
— Politifact California on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
His bill was part pf a larger bill
Says "Marco Rubio wrote and passed bipartisan legislation allowing the VA to fire negligent workers."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
A plausible estimate
500,000 U.S. troops came home from Iraq and Afghanistan "with PTSD and traumatic brain injury."
— Politifact Iowa on Saturday, November 14th, 2015
The stats that are available support that
Since 2009, "we've cut homelessness (among veterans) by a third."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Isakson right on numbers, needed context
"When you have 8,000 veterans a year committing suicide, then you have a serious problem."
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, February 27th, 2015
It's pretty darn close
Says Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, missed "79 percent of veterans affairs committee hearings."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Some qualify for coverage without expansion
40,000 veterans in Texas won’t get health care because Perry rejected Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, October 17th, 2013
It may even be higher now
"A little less than 50 percent of the people in this country depend on some form of federal payment, some form of government benefit to help provide for them."
— Politifact National on Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Rate is high for all young men
"More than one in five of veterans aged 20 to 24 can’t find a job to support their family or to ease the transition to civilian life."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, January 23rd, 2012