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Veterans Affairs Secretary

In the first of a series of conversations with members of President Bush's cabinet, host Bob Edwards talks to Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi. They discuss some of the problems confronting his department. Secretary Principi says one of his priorities is eliminating the backlog of claims for veterans benefits. He says the Department of Veterans Affairs provides medical care to more than four million veterans a year and that more money is needed to improve the quality of that care. President Bush is requesting one billion dollars for the department for next year.

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