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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Clay Hunt Veteran Suicide Bill Blocked in Senate by Coburn

Clay Hunt (Photo: IAVA)
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, has successfully blocked a vote on a veterans' suicide bill, leaving it to backers to re-introduce the legislation next year.

Coburn, who is leaving the Senate, said he opposed the $22 million Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act because it duplicated existing Department of Veterans Affairs programs and was not paid for by offsets elsewhere in the budget.


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