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Veterans Legislation

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Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL-21


Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) released the following statement after the Committee passed its portion of the American Rescue Plan, the A.N.S. to Committee Print—Providing for reconciliation to S. Con. Res. 5, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 from Chairman Takano.

“As Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I am painfully aware of the toll this pandemic has taken on our nation’s veterans,” said Chairman Takano. “I hear from veterans who are struggling to find work as unemployment numbers rise. I hear from veterans who’ve had their critical compensation and pension exams postponed, delaying much needed benefits. And sadly, we’ve lost over 9,500 veterans and 120 VA staff to the pandemic so far. The time for decisive action is now. This month’s jobs report is further proof that our economic recovery is moving too slow and veteran unemployment has continued to rise. Democrats’ big, bold action is the only way to ensure America and our veterans can get back to work and won’t have to fear paying for or delaying much needed care. The best way to provide direct relief to the American people and continue serving all those who have served is to act fast and do it now.”

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