by Paul Rieckhoff
Who in Washington really supports the troops? Well, here are the facts.
Sure, politicians say they support the troops. But whose votes back up their rhetoric – and who’s just wearing an American flag lapel pin?
Now there’s an easy way to know for sure. The nonprofit, nonpartisan Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America’s Action Fund has tallied up every Congressional vote cast on troops’ and veterans’ issues for the last five years. We’ve crunched the numbers, and given every legislator a letter grade - the IAVA Congressional Rating. We have created a groundbreaking new web interface that will allow you (and every American) to find out for themselves where politicians stand on the issues.
Here are the official ratings for New York State: