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CHARLESTON — West Virginia lawmakers voted Monday to draft a resolution to show opposition to Veterans Affairs hospital cutbacks recommended in a recently released federal report.

The motion to draft the resolution passed Monday during a meeting of the Interim Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, after testimony from West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance Cabinet Secretary Ted Diaz, a retired U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman.

Courtney Hessler is a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch, primarily covering Marshall University. Follow her on Facebook.com/CHesslerHD and via Twitter @HesslerHD.

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