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Keeping Medical Aid On Track for Veterans Focus Of New Legislation From Ventura County Congresswoman

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A Ventura County congresswoman has introduced two pieces of legislation to try to keep quality medical care available to veterans. Democratic Congresswoman Julia Brownley of Westlake Village is sponsoring the bills.

One of the bills would require an independent audit of the VA’s medical care budget, so Congress can insure veterans are getting the help they need. In some past years, the VA ran out of money during the fiscal year. Congress had to step in with emergency funding to keep assistance flowing to veterans.

The other bill would fix existing rules which limit the VA’s ability to expand care to veterans in underserved communities across the country.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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