H.R.4899 - Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010
The $13 billion proposed for Vietnam Veterans is just a fraction of the over $81 billion cost of the entire bill. Here is a congressional summary:
This bill would provide $34.7 billion to support US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq in addition to providing non-military assistance and building up State Department Operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. It also provides $24 billion to help keep teachers, police, and firefighters employed during the recession, $13 billion to Vietnam War veterans that have been exposed to Agent Orange, $2.8 billion for Haiti relief, $5.7 billion for PELL grants, $677 million to strengthen the border, $275 million for the Gulf oil spill, and $725 million to offset other needs.
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