Legislature(1995 - 1996)

05/02/1996 09:05 AM STA

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           HJR 61 ANCHORAGE VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE                          
 CHAIRMAN SHARP brought up HJR 61 as the next order of business                
 before the Senate State Affairs Committee.                                    
 Number 570                                                                    
 REPRESENTATIVE ED WILLIS, prime sponsor of HJR 61, stated the                 
 resolution would oppose changes in the functions of the federal               
 Veterans' Administration Office in Anchorage.  The federal VA is              
 proposing downsizing the Anchorage office by transferring several             
 major functions to Reno, Nevada and Phoenix, Arizona.  The                    
 resolution gives our congressional delegation another tool with               
 which to fight this downsizing.  He urged the committee to support            
 HJR 61.                                                                       
 SENATOR RANDY PHILLIPS made a motion to discharge HJR 61 from the             
 Senate State Affairs Committee with individual recommendations.               
 Number 545                                                                    
 CHAIRMAN SHARP, hearing no objection, stated HJR 61 was discharged            
 from the Senate State Affairs Committee.                                      

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