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President Obama signed legislation to speed up money for veterans health care, making good on a promise he made as a candidate to break through the delays common in Washington.
At a ceremony in the East Room, Obama signed the Veterans Health Care and Budget Reform and Transparency Act. He called the legislation, which he helped sponsor as a senator, "a victory" for all veterans.
"For the VA, this means timely, sufficient and predictable funding from year to year. For VA hospitals and clinics, it means more time to budget, to recruit high-quality professionals, and to invest in new health care equipment," he said. "And most of all, for our veterans it will mean better access to the doctors and nurses and the medical care that they need."
“Keeping faith with our veterans is work that is never truly done,” he continued. “Today’s veterans expect and deserve the highest quality care, as will tomorrow’s veterans, especially our men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Sen. Al Franken's first piece of legislation--the Service Dogs for Veterans Act--is on its way to the White House for approval.
The Veterans Administration would develop partnerships with organizations that provide disabled veterans with service dogs. Franken said he introduced the legislation after meeting a veteran who said his service dog improved his quality of life.
Obama Signs Law Ending Budget Delays for Veterans Care
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Therefore, many veterans, while glad to see this legislation effected, are still leery of the Democrat agenda and the hubris of the Democrat party in trying to make America into a socialist state.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I, for one, don't expect anyone. veteran or not, to see this legislation and turn around their anti-Obama stance and start cheering for him.
A little humor is a good thing.