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Norment addresses veterans’ issues at Gloucester meeting

Thomas K. “Tommy” Norment (R-James City), who represents Gloucester in the Virginia Senate, visited the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 58 on Short Lane Saturday morning, discussing some things done at the state level to help disabled veterans.

During the meeting, several of the veterans that attended expressed concerns, specifically regarding their health care; concerns which Norment said would better be addressed by Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Montross), who represents the 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

At the state level, Norment said, “We’ve been able to work with Republicans and Democrats to do some pretty good things.”

He said Virginia is second to California in receiving dollars on a per-capita basis due to its military presence, which is important to sustaining a strong Virginia economy.

He said Virginia “dodged a bullet” last week when President Obama called for the downsizing of troops. He said the cut...

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