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By Bob Dole
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Topic - Ray Kelley
It's hard to vote against veterans these days.
A coalition of military associations on Tuesday lambasted Congress for its handling of veterans affairs in the wake of the government shutdown and demanded a permanent solution to balancing the federal budget.
Ray Kelley, national legislative director for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, agreed, adding that the barriers erected around the monument by the federal government needed to come down — and not as a political stunt.
"Putting [the budget] together little by little does not help veterans," he said.