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Senate committee working for our veterans

In Congress, we are responsible for sending our men and women in uniform to the battlefield, and we must ensure their well-being when they return home. Unfortunately, for too long we have heard from our veterans that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs needs to be more responsive to the veterans it serves. When I became chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs at the start of 2015, I made a commitment to work with anyone willing to fix the problems at the VA.

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Adoption reform and compromise

Should faith-based adoption agencies be able to help the state place kids in foster care into loving homes? There are two public policy sides to this. Neither is wrong, per se, but one will reduce the number of agencies available to help the state.

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Mounting wave of GOP retirements signals trouble for Trump

So far, a record 31 Republicans are quitting the House. The last time so many exits occurred was 1994, President Clinton’s first midterms when 28 Democrats left, followed by the wave election of Newt Gingrich’s Republican Revolution. But if you think that automatically means a wave election, not so fast.

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If Rocky can come back...

I had a great idea for a movie recently. It was about a football team that came out of nowhere, and through hard work and perseverance, ended up playing for the national championship. The first scene starts with four outstanding players who spurned an opportunity to turn professional, deciding to return to college for their senior year and inspire their teammates to experience the thrill of victory after too many agonizing defeats in the past.

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