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WASHINGTON — House lawmakers on Monday passed fixes to the GI Bill designed to help about 30,000 student veterans who could see their tuition bills soar this fall. But whether Senate lawmakers will follow their lead in coming weeks remains to be seen.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-01) today cosponsored H.R. 1133, the “Helping Our Homeless Vets Act,” which allows the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to contract with private clinics to provide disability services to veterans and makes them eligible for housing vouchers that could pay up to 70% of their rent.
Legislation approving the placement of a long-delayed memorial to Jewish chaplains on Chaplains Hill at Arlington National Cemetery is expected to pass the House next week, along with a proposed overhaul of the process for approving memorials to prevent similar delays in the future.
Three German torpedoes ripped through the icy waters of the Atlantic off the coast of Greenland. On February 2, 1943, the USS Dorchester was transporting 902 U.S. servicemen to war. Only one torpedo hit, but it struck a deathblow - killing scores instantly and resetting the ship's course to the bottom of the ocean.
More than two years after thousands of veterans were put at risk of disease from lax sterilization practices at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, federal inspectors said Tuesday that weaknesses still existed, posing "potential safety risks to veterans."