A new report from the Washington Free Beacon reveals Senator McCaskill has missed nearly half of all Armed Services Committee hearings. This comes on the heels of a story about her husband’s businesses evicting homeless veterans:
“Since joining the Senate in 2007, McCaskill has served on the Armed Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over Department of Defense funding and policies affecting U.S. military personnel. Even though the committee is recognized to be one of the most important in the Senate and certainly the most important to members of the military, McCaskill has missed nearly half of its hearings throughout her tenure in Congress.
“Documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon indicate that between 2007 and September 2018, McCaskill skipped 235 out of 471 hearings held by the Armed Services Committee. The senator’s absence likely resulted in missed opportunities to weigh in on strategic defense initiatives, military research and development projects, as well as pay and benefits for members of the armed forces.
“The senator racked up her largest number of absences during the 112th Congress, which took place between 2011 and 2012 when she was locked in a close re-election contest. During that time period, McCaskill only attended 23 out of a total of 66 hearings.”
Read the full article here.