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Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka We can never forget that caring for veterans is a cost of war, and must be treated as such. Our recommendations are for stronger funding to help disabled veterans train for new careers, provide support to family caregive

Hawaii Sen. Akaka
wants more money
for Veterans Affairs
Department


Associated Press

HONOLULU — Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka supports
a $380 million increase in discretionary funding
above President Obama's budget proposal for
the Veterans Affairs Department.

The proposal also has the support of Akaka's
Veterans' Affairs Committee.

Akaka said Monday in a Washington news
release that the nation should never forget that
caring for veterans is a cost of war. He says he
looks forward to working with other senators
and the administration to build on what he called
the president's "strong VA budget proposal."

Akaka says he and the committee are calling for
stronger funding to help disabled veterans train
for new careers, to provide support to family
caregivers, and to invest in medical and
prosthetic research.

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