February 11th, 2010
08:16 AM ET
13 years ago

Veterans 'storm' Capitol Hill in blizzard

Washington (CNN) - The blizzard that hit Washington couldn't have come at a worse time for a leading veterans group - but the name for its legislative push this week is certainly fitting.

Despite the monster snowstorm, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America organization is taking its Storm the Hill campaign directly to members of Congress and administration officials to push for veterans' rights.

Because of a fresh round of snowfall Tuesday night - and the federal government being closed much of this week - many of their meetings have been canceled or postponed.

Group founder and Executive Director Paul Rieckhoff, an Army veteran, said that despite "snowmageddon," they've been cracking away at the meetings that are still on.

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  1. All the news that is fit to omit

    God speed my fellow Vets, God speed.

    We want to extend a hand to ILLEGALS a lot faster that someone who served their Country and THAT IS SHAMEFUL.

    The LEGAL elderly folks that have worked their tales off for years and veterans should be FIRST in line for any assistance and not the usual cycle of layabouts and cretins that are always worried about first.

    Until the Vets and the seniors are taken care of how about NOT ONE DIME OF MY MONEY goes to other Countries?

    Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh that is racist, bigoted, uh, uh, uh, uh americafirstinism?????

    How dare I feel that way, right Rahm-tards.

    February 11, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  2. GI Joe

    Good for them. I think they should especially call out and shame McSongbird for voting against those rights.

    February 11, 2010 09:44 am at 9:44 am |