President Begaye signs Navajo veteran's bill


Last updated 3/16/2018 at 11:21am

President Russell Begaye

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.-In a statement of strong support for Navajo veterans across the reservation, President Russell Begaye signed a bill that increases direct services funding for veterans through the Veterans Trust Fund.

Established in 1998 with a balance of $6 million, the Veterans Trust Fund covers services for Navajo veterans, including housing, hardship assistance, education, burial costs, food stipends and other direct services. Legislation No. 0191-17 adds new language to Title 12 of the Navajo Nation Code, increasing the available funding for veterans while also reinvesting into the fund...

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