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Job training, health study for vets is OK'd in House
The House has approved a $445 million supplemental spending bill that provides money for the job training of unemployed veterans and for a health study of Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange. The bill, approved Wednesday 363 to 30, now goes to the Senate.
Some $317 million is earmarked for veterans programs. The largest amount, $ 150 million, is for a program to provide job training for unemployed Korean and Vietnam veterans. About $57 million is earmarked for research on Agent Orange, a defoliant that was widely used by the US military in the jungles of Vietnam.