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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

House Resolution

H.R.  14

House resolution requesting that Congress enact assured federal funding for veterans’ health care

Offered by:  Representatives Krawczyk of Bennington, Morrissey of Bennington, Botzow of Pownal, Browning of Arlington, Corcoran of Bennington, Komline of Dorset, Livingston of Manchester, Miller of Shaftsbury and Mook of Bennington

Whereas, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides medical care for veterans, both men and women, who have risked their lives to protect the security of our nation, and

Whereas, Congress appropriates funding for VA health care each year as part of the discretionary federal budget, and

Whereas, each year’s federal budget for veterans’ health care has been very seriously underfunded, and

Whereas, this serious and now chronic shortfall affects the access to and the quality of medical care services that the VA provides for our veterans, and

Whereas, the priority of serving veterans must be absolute and irrevocable, and must serve as the foundation for the VA and of our nation’s public policy, now therefore be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives:

That this legislative body urgently requests that Congress enact assured funding for veterans’ health care, and be it further

Resolved:  That Governor Douglas also request that Congress enact assured funding for veterans’ health care, and be it further

Resolved:  That the clerk of the house be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Governor, the President of the United States, the Vice President, Secretary of Veterans Affairs R. James Nicholson, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, the members of the Vermont Congressional Delegation, and Vermont veterans organizations.



____________________________              Attested to:

Gaye R. Symington

Speaker of the House


                                                                      Donald G. Milne

                                                                      Clerk, House of Representatives

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont