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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:12 PM

 

Sanders proposes expanded Veterans Affairs services, $62B to rebuild infrastructure



Sanders pledges to fill 50,000 job vacancies at the VA in his first year in office and ensure that those with military service in every state and territory have access to full health care services.

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The agenda also includes a plan to pledge to “support VA employees” by enforcing strong whistleblower protection, ending anti-union “attacks” and offering “other incentives that reward high-quality work” such as reasonable staffing ratios and compensation competitive with the private sector.

He says the plan builds on his work as chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee from 2013 to 2015, when he authored a bill with late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that authorized 27 new medical facilities and provided $5 billion to hire medical staff for the increasing number of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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“As a nation, we have a moral obligation to provide the best quality care to those who put their lives on the line to defend us,” Sanders said in a statement. “Just as planes and tanks and guns are a cost of war, so is taking care of the men and women who we sent off to fight the wars.”

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https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/469840-sanders-proposes-expanded-veterans-affairs-services-62b-to-rebuild

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Uncle Joe Nov 11 OP
murielm99 Nov 11 #1
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left-of-center2012 Nov 11 #2
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Uncle Joe Nov 11 #4

Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:05 PM

1. Bernie was the head of the Senate Affairs Committee,

 

as the article states. There was scandal and inefficiency while he was chair.
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Response to murielm99 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:48 PM

5. He was the chair for 2 years of the many years he has been on the committee. So I guess

 

by your theory he is to blame for the scandal, along with Patty Murray, Richart Blumenthal, Sherrod Brown, Mazie Hirono and John Tester. They have all be on that committee for years right along with Bernie. Just stop it.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:18 PM

2. From a few of the candidates ...

 

... the promises just keep coming and coming and coming.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:34 PM

3. Yeah, our country needs a lot of work.

 

You don't look at a condemned house and say, "You know, put in some new windows and this thing's good to go."
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:35 PM

4. Yes but the greatest promises are

 

are the ones we make to ourselves.
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