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Stevens Point family heads to capital for quality of veteran care

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A Stevens Point family continues to meet with politicians in Washington D.C. Thursday as they work toward quality veteran care.

Jason Simcakoski died more than two years ago in the hands of the Tomah VA due to opioid abuse. Several months ago, a bill was named after the marine veteran.

His family traveled to D.C. Wednesday to learn how his bill is making a difference. Thursday, they continued their meetings throughout D.C.

"The hope is that, again, we did all this hard work to get this law passed, now we have even more work ahead of us to make sure that we follow through on the promises that are made in that law to our veterans," said Senator Tammy Baldwin.

The family also met with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Wisconsin congressman Ron Kind, a general at the pentagon along with a member of Trumps VA transition team.

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