Smoky Mtn. News: "I was proud to announce that a new Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) has been approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide needed care to veterans west of Asheville. The new CBOC which will open in Franklin is part of my comprehensive plan to modernize health care facilities in Western North Carolina." - Congressman Charles Taylor
"Our veterans certainly deserve the best in health care" - Charles Taylor
Representative Taylor supported the interests of the Disabled American Veterans 0 percent in 2005.
Representative Taylor supported the interests of the Disabled American Veterans 0 percent in 2004.
On the votes that the Disabled American Veterans - House considered to be the most important in 2003, Representative Taylor voted their preferred position 0 percent of the time.
Opposed Expanding TRICARE to Thousands of National Guard & Reserve Volunteers. In 2005, Taylor voted against a motion to expand access to the military's TRICARE health insurance program to thousands of reservist and National Guard members.
Voted For a Budget That Cut Veterans' Health Care Programs 2005, Taylor voted for final passage of the $2.6 trillion budget conference report for 2006. The report cut funding for veterans' health care by $13.5 billion over five years.
In 2005, Taylor voted against an amendment to the Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs funding bill to add $53 million for veteran's health care and other benefits.
In 2003, Taylor voted against a motion made by Rep. Marshall (D-GA) to fund full disability and retirement benefits for all of the nation's veterans.
"Supporting our veterans should also not be something you only do when facing a tough re-election. It's a shame that's what Charles Taylor has done. Just last year he voted against expanding health care to thousands of reservists and National Guard members. He has opposed funding full disability and retirement benefits for all veterans, and he has repeatedly voted to slash funding for veterans' health care." - Democratic Candidate for Congress, Heath Shuler
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