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Fargo, ND (WDAY/WDAZ TV) - Sen. Hoeven hopes new legislation will be passed to help disabled Veterans with health care needs. 

At the Disabled American Veterans Convention Saturday, Hoeven spoke about two bills he has worked on. One would allow veterans to get medical services locally if they lived more than 40 miles from a VA medical facility.

The other would let Veterans stay in nursing homes in the area.

Sen. John Hoeven/(R) North Dakota, "I think we are very close to getting it passed. The Secretary of the VA came out and endorsed it, said all senators should vote for it, so I think we are very close."

The Senator also asked questions of the Veterans in hopes of getting them better health care access.

By Sophia Borrelli
WDAY
Published April 25, 2015

News Topic(s): Health