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Latta Applauds Passage of War Supplemental Package

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LATTA APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF WAR SUPPLEMENTAL PACKAGE

Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) supported final passage of H.R. 2642 the Iraq/Afghanistan War Supplemental bill today, praising the effort of both the Republican and Democrat leaderships in the House.

"This supplemental package ensures our troops have the necessary funding they need while in harms way without deadlines or withdraw requirements that could have an adverse affect on their mission. This bill also provides important educational G.I. benefits for our veterans when they return home from serving our country, and the bill further extends the benefits to their family members," Latta said after tonight's vote.

H.R. 2642 also contains unemployment insurance benefits that include a 20-week work requirement and a maximum extension of 13 weeks.

"In addition to the supplemental package, this bill provides important unemployment insurance that assists those who are truly in need," Latta said.


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