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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Obama Unveils Veterans Mental Health, Housing Measures

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the American Legion National Convention on August 26, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Obama announced a series of executive actions to aid veterans. (Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the American Legion National Convention on August 26, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Obama announced a series of executive actions to aid veterans. (Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Speaking at the American Legion National Convention this afternoon, President Obama announced executive actions to improve veterans mental healthcare and housing, a day after a draft report from the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General found no proof that delays in health care lead to the deaths of veterans at a VA hospital in Phoenix.

NPR’s Scott Horsley discusses the president’s remarks with Here & Now’s Sacha Pfeiffer.

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