Tag: department of veterans affairs

Florida’s Senators, Kat Cammack Ask Why VA Failed to Help Veteran at Gainesville Medical...

This week, Florida’s U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--and U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough regarding an Inspector General report on...

Marco Rubio, Brian Mast Help Shape Burn Pit Legislation

This week, the U.S. Senate passed the “Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act” (Honoring our PACT Act) to change how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) handles the cases of veterans...

Florida Republicans Back Bill to Keep VA Officials From Securing the Border if Title...

Last week, Republicans in the Florida delegation threw their support behind U.S. Rep. Steve Womack’s, R-Ark., “Veterans First Act." The proposal, which Womack introduced last week, “will stop the White House from diverting resources from...

Marco Rubio Backs Bill Stopping White House Using VA Personnel to Secure the...

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. John Boozman’s, R-Ark., proposal “to block the Biden administration from diverting U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) resources from our nation’s...

Marco Rubio: VA Needs to Do More to Help Veterans Impacted by Burn Pits

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this week it will add “nine rare respiratory cancers to the list of presumed service-connected disabilities due to military environmental exposures to fine particulate matter” but...

Marco Rubio Applauds VA Asset and Infrastructure Review for Florida Veterans

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., weighed in after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released its recommendations to ensure its infrastructure will meet the healthcare needs of veterans in the 21st...

Brian Mast Helps Get Burn Pit Transparency Act Through the House

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., scored a win last week as he continued his efforts to change how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) handles the cases of veterans exposed to burn pits. In...

Marco Rubio Backs Tommy Tuberville’s, Greg Murphy’s Proposed Reforms to the GI Bill

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threw his support behind a proposal from U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., and U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy, R-NC, “to require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...

House Passes REMOTE Act to Help Student Veterans

Last week, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. David Trone’s, D-Mary., “Responsible Education Mitigating Options And Technical Extensions (REMOTE) Act.” The bill will help student veterans by adding “remote learning waivers and ensuring that full...

Vern Buchanan Calls for Congress to Back his Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act

With Veterans Day this week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., doubled down on his “Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act.” Buchanan has been pushing the bill “to investigate the link between addictive opioids and veteran...

Matt Willhite: Congress Needs to Ensure VA Does More to Stop Veteran Suicides

Last week, state Rep. Matt Willhite, D-Wellington, continued his push in Tallahassee for a memorial urging Congress “to recognize the epidemic of suicide among veterans and fully fund suicide prevention efforts by the United...

Vern Buchanan Reels in Support for his Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., announced this week that his “Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act” has the support of some leading veterans organizations. Buchanan has been pushing the bill “to investigate the link between...
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