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Charlie Crist Backs Bill to Help Prevent Veteran Suicides at VA Facilities

Last week, U.S. Rep. Jason Crows, D-Col., brought out the “Veterans Sentinel Act” which would establish a pilot program in the VA’s Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (OMHSP) which would be “focused on veteran on-campus suicide and attempted suicides."
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Greg Steube Unveils VA Fiscal Responsibility Act

“Our veterans sacrificed for our country’s security, and they should not be subjected to inefficient collection procedures,” Steube said. “These heroes deserve the best care and should not be held fiscally responsible for the system’s failure to proactively capture the third-party billings that go uncollected.”

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.”

Brian Mast Backs Proposal to Improve VA’s Efforts to Help Veterans During First Year...

Last week, U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., brought out the “Solid Start Reporting Act” which will create “ oversight baselines for a newly created program to support veteran mental health during the first year after departing military service.” U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., a veteran who lost both legs during his Army service in Afghanistan, is cosponsoring the bill.
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Gus Bilirakis Gets Proposal Expanding Housing Grants to Severely Wounded Veterans Through Congress

n June 2019, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., introduced the “Ryan Kules Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act” which he showcased on Tuesday.
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Gus Bilirakis Wants Veterans to Get Better Mental Health Treatment From Private Providers

On Monday, Bilirakis showcased his support for the “ VA Clinical Training in Evidence-based treatments And Military (TEAM) Culture Act” which U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., introduced last week. U.S. Rep. Mike Levin, D-Calif., is also backing the proposal.
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Gus Bilirakis Looks to Amend the NDAA to Help Veterans

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., is looking to add eight amendments, most of which are focused on veterans affairs, to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Tulsi Gabbard, Brian Mast Team Up Again to Help Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

Last year, Mast and Gabbard brought back a proposal having the federal government evaluate veterans and active-duty personnel who might have been exposed to open burn pits and airborne chemicals. Over the past three decades, more than 140,000 servicemembers and veterans have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic chemicals.

Florida Congressman Backs Effort to Have Vietnam Veterans Day in March

Last week, U.S. Rep. Madeline Dean, D-Penn., brought out the resolution. On Sunday, she weighed in on why she had introduced it.
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Greg Steube Gets Bill Stopping VA From Denying Veterans in States With Medical Marijuana...

U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., scored a win this week as he looksto expand medical marijuana options for veterans.
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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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Gus Bilirakis Gets Student Veteran Empowerment Act Through the House

Bilirakis, who was the vice-chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee when the GOP controlled the chamber and is still on it, introduced the proposal back in July to help students on the GI Bill who are impacted when colleges and universities close unexpectedly. In recent years, several high profile proprietary schools, including ITT Tech, shut their doors with little warning.
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