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Jun 20, 2013 3:01 PM by Ian Auzenne

Landrieu urges Congress to build VA clinics

United States Senator Mary Landrieu is pushing Congress to build 38 new veteran's clinics across the nation. In a letter sent to both the House and Senate, the Louisiana Democrat is blaming the Congressional Budget Office for the hold-up, claiming its estimate process is delaying the construction. According to Landrieu's office, 66 Senators, both Republican and Democrat, have signed on to her letter.

Landrieu and Rep. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) introduced legislation earlier this year to keep VA clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles open.

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