Texas Will Give Veterans Who Are Federal Employees a Break During the Government Shutdown

AUSTIN — Texas is giving veterans who work for the federal government a break.Land Commissioner George P. Bush said the Veterans Land Board unanimously voted this week to allow veteran federal employees who haven't been paid because of the shutdown to temporarily stop making payments on home and land loans with the board."Our Veterans are a valuable asset to our nation and the great State of Texas," Bush wrote in a news release. "In the wake of the government shutdown, the Veterans Land Board remains committed to ensuring our veterans are able to provide for their families."He said many veterans work for the federal government after returning from military service, and the loss of income from the shutdown threatens the financial stability of Texas' veterans.  Continue reading...

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