Thursday, May 15, 2008

Freudenthal supports "Post 9-11 G.I. Bill"

It's great to see that Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal is one of the 23 governors signing a May 15 letter to the U.S. Senate urging the passage of the "Post-9/11 G.I. Bill." Today, the House of Represenatives passed the bill 256-166, with Wyoming's lone rep, Barbara Cubin, voting against it. The bill now goes on to the Senate, where it appears that Wyoming's Mike Enzi and John Barrasso will join their Republicans colleagues and vote against it. C'mon, guys. Do you have more loyalty to your party bosses than you do to the troops? We'll keep track of the votes and report them here.

Vietnam veteran and author Sen. James Webb of Virginia is the impetus for this legislation. He gathered a lot of supporters along the way, but he's the one who got the ball rolling.

For more info, go to the site of Irag and Afghanistan Veterans of America at or the G.I. Bill site at


jhwygirl said...

Rehberg embarrassed us as well, up here in Montana.

Hopefully we'll both be rid of these wastes-of-a-representatives come November.

How is Trauner doing? Is he doing the door-to-door thing again?

Michael Shay said...

Should know more about Trauner at next weekend's state convention. Last time I saw him at March 8 caucus, he was talking about knocking on doors again. Needs to knock on a few more farm and ranch doors up north, as that's where Cubin got the votes.