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Veterans Groups Attack Bush Administration Plan To Outsource GI Bill Benefits September 9, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in News, Politics, Repiglicans, Vets.
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Think Progress

By Amanda on Sep 9th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

In June — after months of kicking and screaming — President Bush finally signed a war supplemental spending bill that included a doubling of GI Bill college benefits for veterans.

Bush’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), however, doesn’t seem too happy about the increased work these new benefits will create and plans to outsource it all. Last month, VA Secretary James Peake wrote to the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) union announcing the plan. From Peake’s letter, obtained by ThinkProgress: Source Article

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