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Requiring Regular Updates to Handbook for Design Furnished to Veterans Eligible for Specially Adapted Housing Assistance

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REQUIRING REGULAR UPDATES TO HANDBOOK FOR DESIGN FURNISHED TO VETERANS ELIGIBLE FOR SPECIALLY ADAPTED HOUSING ASSISTANCE -- (House of Representatives - May 20, 2008)

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Mr. FILNER. Madam Speaker, I yield myself as much time as I may consume.

Madam Speaker, again we thank and we draw on the expertise of Mr. Rodriguez of Texas for this bill. It's a commonsense solution to assist our Nation's veterans.

We would simply require the Secretary of the VA to furnish and update a handbook for designs of specially adapted housing to include vision impairments, impairments to the upper limbs, and burn injuries.

Ensuring that our brave men and women have a comfortable home to heal from the injuries of war is the very least we can do for our veterans. This is especially true since the last time this VA pamphlet was published was 30 years ago, in 1978.

I feel confident that with this legislation the VA can provide improved guidance to incorporate today's medical breakthroughs in health care and any advanced technologies. I hope all my colleagues will support H.R. 5664.

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