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2nd District congressman wants inpatient beds in Maine for vets facing a crisis.
By: Steve Collins, Sun Journal
Hoping some of the money might find its way to Maine, 2nd District U.S. Rep. Jared Golden recently persuaded colleagues to back $5 million in additional funding for long-term mental care for veterans.
Ensuring mental health care for veterans is personal for Golden, a first-term Democrat from Lewiston who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in combat as a U.S. Marine.
The money sought by Golden is part of a $400 billion spending measure that passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is likely to wind up in the final version of the bill after the Senate takes action.
Golden said the spending he inserted represents little more than “decimal dust” in the multibillion-dollar package, but it will make a difference in the lives of some of the men and women who have served the country.