September 22, 2018, Navy Times, Christopher W. Cole

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017 (H.R. 299) is currently languishing in the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and as a result, vital funding of benefits that impacts the lives and livelihoods of Veterans now hangs in the balance.  The fact that a funding bill, the Fiscal Year 2019 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) Appropriations was completed with full bipartisan passage makes spending arguments on the Blue Water Navy legislation unacceptable.

Rear Admiral Christopher W. Cole, U.S. Navy, Retired, is National Executive Director of the Association of the United States Navy

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