Funding for veterans

Friday, December 3, 2004

The Walla Walla (Wash.) Union-Bulletin

While the budget calls for a record $30.3 billion for veterans' health care, an increase of $1.9 billion from this year, it falls considerably short of the $3.1 billion increase the House Veterans Affairs Committee said in February was needed just to maintain the current level of benefits and services. ...

The number of veterans needing health care services is increasing. ... Congress' lack of courage to fund veterans' health care at the necessary levels cannot be allowed to hurt those who have stood in harm's way for the rest of us.

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