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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...
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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.”
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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.”
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Marco Rubio Backs Bill to Reform Bankruptcy Laws for Disabled Veterans

Rubio is backing Baldwin’s and Cornyn’s “Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need (HAVEN) Act" which, they insist, will “protect the economic security and well-being of veterans and their families who rely on disability benefits and may be experiencing financial hardship.”
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Lois Frankel, Gus Bilirakis Team Up To Have Veteran Student Centers at Universities, Colleges

Frankel and Bilirakis showcased the “Veterans Education Empowerment Act” which would create Veteran Student Centers at higher ed institutions across the nation. The two Florida representatives insisted their bill “will give a boost to student veterans transitioning from military to civilian life.”
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