FILE - This April 22, 2010 file photo shows a Customs and Border Patrol agent patroling along the international border in Nogales, Ariz. A key House panel responsible for implementing sweeping cuts to... more 
FILE - This April 22, 2010 file photo shows a Customs and Border Patrol agent patroling along the international border in Nogales, Ariz. A key House panel responsible for implementing sweeping cuts to agency budgets would exempt veterans and largely protect spending on border safety and other homeland security programs. The House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees veterans and military construction projects approved a bill Wednesday to boost funding for veterans medical care and processing claims. Their action stuck close to President Barack Obama's requests. (AP Photo/Matt York, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Matt York, File
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