The influx of men and women who recently served in uniform should provide an additional push to ensure that the Obama administration is properly addressing the concerns of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. As The Washington Post’s Steve Vogel reported Sunday, the administration can tout significant progress in combating several high-profile veterans problems, including reducing unemployment and homelessness, but still faces significant challenges in reducing the backlog of disability claims — a chronic concern of veterans of all wars. So who are the new and returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan serving in Congress? Here’s a tally compiled by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America:
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