This alone should tell you which party is pro-military and pro-national defense in general.
This Amendment requires that the rules of engagement [ROE] allow any military service personnel assigned to duty in a designated hostile fire area to have rules of engagement that fully protect their right to proactively defend themselves from hostile actions.
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143 out of 185 Democrats present -- 77% -- voted against this amendment; 217 out of 235 Republicans present -- 92% -- voted for it.
Think about this the next time our (mis)representative McNerney poses for a Pleasanton Weekly photo-op with the Veterans!