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Bay Pines VA expected to be named after Congressman Young

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Flags half-staff at Bay Pines in honor of Bill Young Flags half-staff at Bay Pines in honor of Bill Young
HERNANDO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - Congress is expected to approve the renaming of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Bay Pines in Pinellas County after the late Congressman Bill Young.


Both the Senate and the House have companion bills to vote on. as early as this week.

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Bay Pines originated thanks to a Young earmark. In 2010, Young said in an interview, "The first big appropriation that I did years ago was to build a hospital for veterans at Bay Pines."
Jason, Dangel, spokesman for the medical center, says Young was a great supporter of the facility,"He's been here to visit with the patents, also  he's involved in our ceremonies here on site ."


Veteran Robert King agrees with the name change. " He's done a lot for the veterans over the years and I guess it would be a fitting tribute to him...even though I'm a Democrat," said King.
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