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Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., and Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., joined other House members introducing bills to reduce the “massive backlog” of veterans’ claims benefits. (Cronkite News Service photo by Emilie Eaton)

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Arizona vets face some of nation's longest delays in claims requests

A veteran's benefits claim filed today with the Phoenix office of the Department of Veterans Affairs might not be closed until after Memorial Day. Of 2014.