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VETERANS

The historic bill passed Tuesday night on a vote of 86-11 is the exact bill Republicans like ND Sen. Kevin Cramer voted against last week. Word for word. Their opposition last week was performative and nothing more.
If this bill is so blindingly necessary, if it's so urgent that Jon Stewart must stand before news media cameras and curse Republicans, why not just take the change in discretionary spending out of the bill, and pass the $280 billion in funding for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits?
ND U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer was one of 25 Republican senators who voted against a bill that would provide health care and benefits for millions of veterans injured by exposure to toxins like Agent Orange in Vietnam and burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Veterans and their advocates had spent a dozen years pushing for the bill, which had drawn bipartisan support. It was a vote made out of spite toward Democrats.
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The remains of Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. William J. McGowan, a Benson native killed June 6, 1944, in France, will be buried in the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, on Saturday.
An incredible story of forgiveness and healing that brought two families together. All because of a young man lost to war in Vietnam decades ago.
Landmark legislation in Washington, D.C., this week not only helps veterans exposed to burn pits from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, it helps veterans who have been battling Agent Orange-related illnesses since they returned from Vietnam.

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