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Davis Defends Vote On Veteran Benefits

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:27:22 CDT

Republican Congressman Rodney Davis faced criticism Monday from an opponent who took issue with his vote to cut military pension benefits. Erika Harold, an Urbana attorney running against Davis in the primary, called that 'unconscionable.' Davis says he voted for a cut late last year because it was part of a larger piece of legislation he found favorable. Later, he was vocal in reversing the cuts, which Congress approved last month. The Congressman says he's tired of opponents claiming he voted for cuts out of desire, rather than duty:-

"No veteran has ever had their pension cut. No veteran is going to see a COLA cut. So don't listen to the rhetoric that still says that it's going to happen. It's not going to happen and I helped lead the charge to make sure it's not."

Davis made his remarks after received the U-S and Illinois Chamber of Commerce's endorsements. Candidate Michael Firsching is also running in the Republican primary.

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