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The 96-0 vote was a victory for Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who campaigned intensely for more than a week to add money to the VA after the agency disclosed it was $1 billion in the hole this fiscal year. She sponsored the amendment that restored the money.
"At the end of the day," Murray said from the Senate floor before the vote, "who wins are the men and women who serve us."

- Seattle Post-Intelligencer - June 30, 2005