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"Taylor Morris Act" introduced in Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) - U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley introduced a bill Thursday in order to better compensate injured veterans of war.

The Taylor Morris Act, named for the Cedar Falls native who lost portions of all four limbs while serving overseas, has been introduced in the House.

Braley introduced the bill with U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois.

Braley's office says current compensation for injuries sustained in combat is capped at $100,000, meaning that a service member with two amputated limbs receives the same payment as a service member who has lost all four limbs.

The Taylor Morris Act would remove that cap.

You can find the bill here.

On a mobile device, click here: http://braley.house.gov/sites/braley.house.gov/files/documents/BUSTOS_BRALEY_014_xml.pdf
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