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Biden in Las Vegas for Disabled Veterans Conference

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LAS VEGAS -- Vice President Joe Biden campaigned in Las Vegas Saturday at the National Disabled Veterans Convention.

Thousands of war heroes from across the nation are meeting to discuss key policies affecting the veteran community.

Biden thanked disabled veterans for their selfless sacrifice in the war.

He also talked about the invisible wounds many veterans suffer from, such as post traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injuries.

Biden said there has been a 30 percent increase in the Veteran's Affairs budget under the Obama administration.

He also talked about the billions of dollars given to veterans, exposed to harsh chemicals overseas.

Biden said President Barack Obama is renewing his dedication to veterans.

"As Commander-in-Chief, the president is absolutely committed to making sure our troops have what they need for the battles of the future, and our military remains the finest and most agile fighting force in the history of the world," Biden said. "You did your duty, and it's time for us to do ours." 

A Las Vegas veteran at the convention said there should be more focus on health care.

"I know to buy prescription pain pills for internal problems cost several hundred dollars a month," Mark Melton said.

Melton served two tours of duty in Vietnam.

Melton's wife, Joyce, was a nurse in the Gulf War and now works for the Las Vegas Veterans Administration.

"We're getting even more and more and they're younger veterans," Joyce Melton said.

On Sunday, Veterans for Romney are expected to announce a statewide push to rally Republican votes in the November election.

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