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    Preventing Vet Homelessness and Suicide Top Biden’s State of the Union ‘Unity Agenda’

    Preventing Vet Homelessness and Suicide Top Biden’s State of the Union ‘Unity Agenda’

    President Joe Biden is calling on Congress to do more to prevent veterans homelessness and curtail suicide while improving mental health support for veterans.

    Biden made the push on veterans issues as part of his annual State of the Union address, in which he urged Republicans and Democrats to work together to build on bipartisan successes of the last year but also sparred with Republicans over domestic policies.

    “Let's do more to keep our nation's one truly sacred obligation: to equip those we send into harm's way and care for them and their families when they come home,” Biden told lawmakers on Tuesday night.

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    The focus on veterans marks the second time in as many State of the Union speeches Biden has elevated issues facing those who served in the in a forum watched by millions of Americans.

    In last year's address, Biden called on Congress to help veterans suffering from illnesses caused by toxic substances they were exposed to during their military service. The push helped move legislation aimed at providing health care for more veterans culminating in the bipartisan passage of the Act, the biggest expansion of veterans benefits in a generation.

    “We came together to pass one of the most significant laws ever, helping veterans exposed to toxic burn pits,” Biden said Tuesday night to applause.

    Biden returned to veterans issues…

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