August 2007
Fire Chief;Aug2007, Vol. 51 Issue 8, p15
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The article reports on the appearance of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales before the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) regarding the Hometown Heroes Act in the U.S. According to Leahy, the Department of Justice (DOJ) used its regulatory authority to shift the burden of proof from the government to the families which result in the bureaucratic delays of benefits. Gonzales said that the regulations and the actual processing of claims are the two reasons for the delay.


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