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house Bill H.R. 4285

Should VA Programs Helping Rural Vets Be Extended?

Argument in favor

Rural veterans face a number of unique challenges in terms of accessing healthcare and housing programs that the VA needs the budget to address. This bill would ensure that existing VA funds for these priorities remain available for veterans and their families in the near term.

jimK's Opinion
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09/18/2019
What kind of country are we if we don't at least provide adequate care for our veterans- no matter wherever they reside in our vast Country. Support!
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Nancy's Opinion
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09/17/2019
Of course it should be extended! All veterans should get the help they need, all veterans everyone. Unless you live in a major city, the veterans don’t get the services they need and deserve. The veterans in my town have to go 50 - 100 miles if they need a doctor. That is unacceptable!
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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09/18/2019
Rural veterans face a number of unique challenges in terms of accessing healthcare and housing programs that the VA needs the budget to address. This bill would ensure that existing VA funds for these priorities remain available for veterans and their families in the near term. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. 9.18.19.....
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Argument opposed

The VA is already spending nearly a third of its budget on rural veterans’ healthcare — this figure is disproportionate to the share of veterans in rural areas (under a quarter of the national population), and should be reduced in order to distribute resources evenly among veterans across the country.

NoHedges's Opinion
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09/18/2019
I would like it more if rural outreach programs and services were expanded in rural areas which are also considered “distressed communities.” Yes, vets have earned this right but so have many others. Teachers, firefighters, your local pharmacist do they deserve less? Does the Constitution put a price tag on being deserving of basic support services? Whenever we use people/profession focused identity politics we run the risk of further eroding the common ground and unity this country so desperately needs and the people veterans have fought and died for.
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Brian's Opinion
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09/18/2019
I support Veterans and their healthcare, but if we're spending a disproportionate amount of the VA budget on a low population of veterans in rural areas then how is this fiscally responsible? We need a new plan for providing high quality healthcare to all rural Americans, not just Veterans, and we should include veterans in that plan. Rural hospitals are closing left and right and it's not going to get better with our current healthcare structure. Let's temporarily extend benefits for rural vets while we implement a new plan for American healthcare that will provide high quality care for all Americans in all areas, no matter their work history.
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Julie's Opinion
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09/18/2019
If there’s already a disproportionate amount going to rural veterans to start then the answer should not be to receive more money and fix the problem after. The answer should start with gathering better planners and implementing incremental changes to help what’s wrong throughout the VA budgeting system in smaller bites that can therefore look out for the veterans across all of the country in the long run.
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  • EnactedSeptember 30th, 2019
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed September 23rd, 2019
    Passed by Voice Vote
  • The house Passed September 18th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 417 Yea / 1 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedSeptember 11th, 2019

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    What kind of country are we if we don't at least provide adequate care for our veterans- no matter wherever they reside in our vast Country. Support!
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    I would like it more if rural outreach programs and services were expanded in rural areas which are also considered “distressed communities.” Yes, vets have earned this right but so have many others. Teachers, firefighters, your local pharmacist do they deserve less? Does the Constitution put a price tag on being deserving of basic support services? Whenever we use people/profession focused identity politics we run the risk of further eroding the common ground and unity this country so desperately needs and the people veterans have fought and died for.
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    Of course it should be extended! All veterans should get the help they need, all veterans everyone. Unless you live in a major city, the veterans don’t get the services they need and deserve. The veterans in my town have to go 50 - 100 miles if they need a doctor. That is unacceptable!
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    Rural veterans face a number of unique challenges in terms of accessing healthcare and housing programs that the VA needs the budget to address. This bill would ensure that existing VA funds for these priorities remain available for veterans and their families in the near term. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. 9.18.19.....
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    As a veteran myself, I support our vets. We should all agree on this.
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    I support Veterans and their healthcare, but if we're spending a disproportionate amount of the VA budget on a low population of veterans in rural areas then how is this fiscally responsible? We need a new plan for providing high quality healthcare to all rural Americans, not just Veterans, and we should include veterans in that plan. Rural hospitals are closing left and right and it's not going to get better with our current healthcare structure. Let's temporarily extend benefits for rural vets while we implement a new plan for American healthcare that will provide high quality care for all Americans in all areas, no matter their work history.
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    Why is this even an issue?!
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Took hundreds of millions from 127 different projects (FEMA being one of those) for his wall. Thinks nuking a hurricane is an idea. Pushing to host the next G-7 at one of his own resorts. Taunted Iran by tweeting a classified image of an Iranian rocket that had exploded, thereby potentially compromising U.S. intelligence capabilities. His own company would save millions from the low interest rates he is demanding. Was going to give you tax cuts through your paychecks but decided not to. Destroying the economy with HIS trade war. We will soon average a 1.2 trillion deficit. He is repeating NRA talking points on background checks so expect no action taken regardless of the fact there has been 27 arrested over threats to commit mass attacks since El Paso( NOT TOLEDO). Made fun of republicans being afraid of the NRA and then caved after a 30 minute phone conversation with them. Bragged about indefinite child detention because it brings families together. Refusing flue shots, that protect us all(google influenza pandemic), to immigrant children. Attacking fellow congresswomen in really disgusting ways and making anti-Semitic remarks about Jews calling them disloyal. Thinks he’s the chosen one based on a conspiracy theory web sight. Impeachment: Obstruction of Justice. Profiting from the Presidency. Collusion - They had a meeting & lied about it. Advocating political & police violence. Abuse of power. Engaging in reckless behavior. Persecuting political opponents. Attacking the free press. Violating immigrants Right to Due Process. Violating campaign finance laws. Racist: Speaks directly to and often tweeting straight from white supremacists. Calls them very fine people. Told fellow congresswomen to go back where they came from. Called them shit hole countries. Called them murderers and rapists. Calls her Pocahontas. Took out full page adds calling for the death of five innocent black kids in New York, 1989. Literally has said in an interview he has Hitlers speeches, My New Order in his nightstand. Our Money: Spent campaign finance money on hush payments to silence a porn star he had an affair with in order to hide it from the voters. Has spent over $100 million of our tax dollars playing golf at his own golf courses. Has never divested from companies and advertises and profits off the White House. Was going to cut Medicaid and Medicare funding to pay for the tax cuts he gave to the rich. Is actively destroying farmers lives with his trade wars that we all know only hurts our pockets not Chinas. Has made the lives of every truck driver across America as well as our own, more dangerous by removing safety regulations that only benefits the pockets of the CEOs of those companies. Has removed any and all protections we had in place from work safety, environment, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and gives that power back to the CEOs, oil companies, men and old white men. Saudi funded lobbyist rented 500 rooms at a trump hotel he never divested from right after he became president. Wonder why? Sexual Predator: Accused by more than 20 women of molestation and rape. Bragged about said molestation on tape. Has cheated on all three wives (see above). Has made sexual remarks on camera about his daughter. Belittles and bully’s strong women. Not even sure he’s aware he has two daughters. Idiot: Has allowed North Korea to grow there nuclear weapons program. Took the side of Putin over America’s own security agencies on the national stage. Lacks the intelligence and facts needed to communicate on a global level much less national one. Makes policy decisions based on FOX media. Lies when speaks. Doesn’t believe in science and quite often displays his ignorance of it. Russia: Lied about meetings with Russians. Lied about a trump tower Moscow. Personal attorney Michael Cohen (same guy who broke campaign finance laws under trumps direction) had contacts with russian officials. National Security aide Flynn resigned over Russian contacts. Jeff Sessions recused himself because of Russian contacts. Manafort resigned because of Russian contacts. Campaign foreign policy adviser Papadopoulos met with Russians then bragged about it to Australians who then turned that info over to our FBI. Sixteen campaign officials had contacts with Russia and at least nine others new about it. Russian mobster lived in trump tower. trump casino was flagged 106 times for lax money laundering standards and same Russian frequently stayed at trump casino. Has been selling real estate to Russians for years. It really is surprising how many connections to Russians this man has. Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Bill Posey You are my representatives. OLC policy: The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. It’s time to do your job. You swore an oath to this country, it’s people and me to uphold the constitution. The president has never upheld that oath. How do you want to be remembered?
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    With out our VETERANS we have no Country. We would have and would be swept away by other countries. Even though the LEFTISTS in this country are destroying America from within. Ok. Please try and deny that you are not trying to change our country and our lives. You know who you are. And yes you ALL are DESPICABLE.
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    Anything that helps We the People legally, shall be passed!
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    We claim that we're grateful for their service, and then -- this. Shame on America. It's our responsibility to elect someone who will take care of our veterans, not abandon them because they live in inconvenient places.
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    Yes! All veterans deserve the utmost respect and care period!
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    Support for ALL VETERANS should be a given!! Last I checked! They're the ones putting life and limb on the line and in harm's way for the country!!!!
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    Heck yes the biggest part of our veterans come from rural areas. But the card you sent us was so if we did not have a clinic or hospital close we could use the card to see if a doctor would except it.
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    Any program helping those who have served our country honorably should be extended and fully funded. Yank some of that stupid border wall money to pay for it.
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    Without question you should absolutely continue to fund these programs for veterans!
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    They served our country and we need to serve them.
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    We're taking care of foreign countries and supplying them with all kinds of medical needs food needs and everything. They burn our flag, try to take advantage of us, and only want us to take care of them so why would we not take care of our veterans shut the aid off to these countries and bring it home like it should be... We owe everything to the veterans we owe nothing to those foreign countries.
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    How about all vets regardless of whether they live in rural or urban areas.
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    What kind of country is America when we give Billion $ tax cuts to the wealthy and the corporations, yet force our Veterans to beg for food and sleep on the streets.
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