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FACT CHECK: Jen Kiggans Voted to Cut Veterans Benefits – Then Lied About It

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From the DCCC:

FACT CHECK: Jen Kiggans Voted to Cut Veterans Benefits – Then Lied About It

New reporting from Virginia Scope calls out even more lies from vulnerable Republican Jen Kiggans, who is on the defense for trying – and failing – to deny her record of voting against veterans and active duty servicemembers.

This Congress, Kiggans voted for a 22% budget cut to the Department of Veteran Affairs. This would have impacted “30 million fewer Veteran outpatient visits, and 81,000 jobs lost across the Veterans Health Administration.” House Republicans even rejected amendments “that would protect funding for veterans” in the bill.

Yet last week, in a desperate move to rewrite her record, Jen Kiggans lied to voters about this in a direct-to-camera video. It’s no surprise that Kiggans would continue perpetuating this misinformation. Virginia’s Second Congressional District is home to more than 80,000 veterans – nearly 15% of the district.

DCCC Spokesperson Lauryn Fanguen:
“Jen Kiggans can spew whatever lies she wants, but we have the receipts. Kiggans has turned against veterans and active duty servicemembers her entire political career, opting instead to uplift far-right extremists and corporate interests. Coastal Virginians will remember that this November.”

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