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Heitkamp Hears Veterans

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Senator Heidi Heitkamp is fulfilling her mission to better accommodate veterans by listening to their concerns. Senator Heitkamp spent the afternoon listening to issues affecting veterans during a roundtable discussion as a part of her statewide veterans listening tour.

As jobs continue to open up in North Dakota, veterans see the state as an ideal place to transition back into the workforce and put their skills they learned in the military to work. Senator Heitkamp is surveying the state to find out how it can accommodate veterans as they make the transition. One of the issues on the table is looking into community based clinics and finding out how they can be better serve veterans. Other concerns range from housing to education. Senator Heitkamp says the tour is a way to uphold a promise to veterans.

(Senator Heidi Heitkamp, ND (D))"I'm here to try, not just on healthcare, but here to listen to where we may be dropping the ball, where we need to improve what we're doing, how we can in fact honor our commitments because these are men and women who have fought for us."

At the end of the tour, Senator Heitkamp will report the findings to VA officials.

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