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Franken pushes bill to help break VA claims backlog

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U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) told members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Wednesday that the current backlog in processing claims for veterans in Minnesota and across the country is unacceptable, and he urged passage of his legislation to speed up the process. The current national average wait time for a veteran's benefit claim to be processed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is nearly 300 days.

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