Willmar, Minn.-area veterans provide input on VA backlog and Sen. Franken's proposed solutions
WILLMAR - Area veterans with a long history of military service and leadership roles in veterans groups weighed in on Sen. Al Franken's proposals to speed up the delivery of veterans' benefits, reduce the backlog of claims and make medical care for rural veterans more accessible.
Franken has introduced two bills to address those issues, which stem from a backlog of cases in the Department of Veterans Affairs and long delays in veterans receiving benefits.
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