A bill came up for a vote in the House of Representatives recently, and the summary of our congressmen’s votes on the matter was shown in the following Sunday’s Advocate.

The bill would have raised the combat-pay bonus from $225 per month to $325 per month for America’s troops who are “under hostile fire” or “in imminent danger.”

U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, helped vote this measure down, yet he professed his love, gratitude and admiration for our soldiers in public at Memorial Day services.

Yes, Rep. Bill Cassidy loves and supports the troops and their families, as long as he can get them to risk their lives at a bargain rate of pay.

Joseph Piper

retired communications worker

Baton Rougea