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Senate Veterans Committee considering sweeping new Veterans Legislation

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Senate Veterans Affairs Committee is considering new legislation that

-  Eliminates the one percent cut in COLA allowance for military retiree's under age 62,

-  Provides access to alternative care, such as chiropractic, acupuncture.

-  Requires VA to eliminate the backlog of claims by 2015, including require VA to specifically state how many claims it must decide a month in order to to this.  VA would also have to address the appeal backlog.  

-  Reinstate the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, including new programs for Veteran re-training.  

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