Tag: military veterans advocacy
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 Continues to Push Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continued to showcase his proposal to “provide presumptive U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits to service members who have deployed and have illnesses due to exposure to...
Vern Buchanan: Time for Feds to Recognize More Health Problems Associated With Burn Pits
Back in September, U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz’s, D-Calif., U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, former U.S. VA Sec. David Shulkin, entertainer Jon Stewart and others championed the “Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act.”
Donna Shalala Wants to Close GI Benefits Loophole Used by For-Profit Colleges
Freshman U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., who was president of Hunter College and the University of Miami and the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, is backing the “Defending All Veterans in Education (DAVIE) Act” which, her office insisted, “closes the GI Bill loophole in federal law that allows for-profit colleges to take advantage of veterans and servicemembers.”