Today, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) announced a Full Committee Markup on his landmark legislation, H.R. 3967, the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021 or the Honoring our PACT Act. With 25 original cosponsors-including all HVAC Democrats-- and the support of 9 Veteran Service Organizations, this critical bipartisan legislation will comprehensively address toxic exposure. The Committee will mark up the bill in a hybrid hearing on… Read More
RIVERSIDE, CA -Today, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) issued the following statement applauding the announcement by Denis McDonough, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, that VA will begin the first steps to expand care to include gender confirmation surgery for transgender veterans. Secretary McDonough spoke at the Orlando VAMC to celebrate Pride month and mark the passage of 5 years since the Pulse nightclub shooting. Statement as follows:
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Today, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.) introduced his monumental Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021 or the Honoring our PACT Act with 25 original cosponsors-including all HVAC Democrats. This critical bipartisan legislation will finally address toxic exposure as a cost of war and is based off 15 proposals from Members on both sides of the aisle. Reps. Elaine Luria (D-Vir.), Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-Calif.), Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.), Da… Read More
VA's "GI Bill College Comparison Tool" - https://www.vets.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool
DoE's "College Scorecard" - https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/
Veteran Education Success Top Ten Tips for student veterans - https://veteranseducationsuccess.org/top-ten-tips/
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it plans to propose expanded disability compensation eligibility for Veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
From 1953 to 1987, water sources at the base were contaminated with industrial solvents that are correlated with certain health conditions. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald decided to propose presumptions of service connection for certain conditions as… Read More
The unemployment rate for veterans dropped to a seven-year low in August, and the rate for Iraq and Afghanistan war-era veterans fell to the lowest level since federal officials started tracking that population.
The news came the same day that Bureau of Labor Statistics officials announced the national unemployment rate in August had dropped to its lowest level since 2008, before President Obama took office.
Analysts have cautioned against making long-term assumptions based on the monthly … Read More