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Ann K.
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  • Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Leases

    by Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

    Posted on 2013-12-10

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    KIRKPATRICK asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. KIRKPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in favor of H.R. 3521, which authorizes medical facility leases for the Department of Veterans Affairs. I am a cosponsor of this bipartisan bill, and I am pleased that it allocates $20 million for community-based outpatient clinics in my home State of Arizona.

    The Phoenix VA Health Care System serves the majority of our veterans. More than 300,000 veterans reside in this service area. Having an additional facility will help these men and women access the care they deserve.

    I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for supporting this bill. Helping our veterans isn't a partisan issue; it is a national responsibility.


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