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Marco Rubio Backs $500 Million to Fund Iron Dome and Other Missile Defense Systems...
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined a letter led by U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, and Mike Rounds, R-SD, and signed by more than 35 senators to U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on...
VA Burial Benefit Reform Bill Backed by Marco Rubio Heads to the Senate Floor
Last week, the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee passed U.S. Sen. Gary Peters’, D-Mich., “Burial Rights for America’s Veterans’ Efforts (BRAVE) Act” which has U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., as the main cosponsor.
Bill Expanding VA Mental Health Care, Suicide Prevention Efforts Passes Congress
The bill has been championed in recent years by U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, has also been a key backer of the proposal.
Greg Steube Goes to Bat for Two Healthcare Bills Before House VA Committee
Steube is backing the “VA Child Care Protection Act" from U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky. According to Steube’s office the bill “would protect children of veterans by prohibiting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from employing any individual in a child care center who has been charged with a sex crime, crime involving a child, a violent crime, or a drug felony.”
Neal Dunn Backs Two Bills to Help Veterans During Coronavirus Pandemic and With Mental...
Dunn is cosponsoring U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb’s, D-Penn., “Supporting Education Recognition for Veterans during Emergencies (SERVE) Act.”
Gus Bilirakis Champions the Homeless Veteran Coronavirus Response Act
This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Rep. Mike Levin, D-Calif., the chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, on a bill to “expand and strengthen Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) services for homeless veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Gus Bilirakis Leads the Charge to Expand Retirement Benefits for Disabled Veterans
Last week, Bilirakis paired up with U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., to bring out the “Major Richard Star Act.”