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Marco Rubio Wants to Know About Caregiver Stipend Denials, Delays From the VA

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., urged U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough to provide an explanation for blanket and vague denials of applicants and legacy participants from the department’s...
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Dan Webster Showcases Efforts to Return Money to Constituents

With a new primary challenger jumping in the race, last week, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., showcased his efforts to help return money to constituents. Webster announced that, so far in 2021, his office has...

Florida’s Senators Want a VA Hospital Built in the Panhandle

Currently, veterans living in Northwestern Florida have to drive more than 100 miles to receive inpatient care at the VA Gulf Coast Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi or be sent to local community hospitals as availability and funds permit.

Marco Rubio Brings Back Proposal to Have VA, HUD Help Homeless Veterans

“The HUD-VASH program provides homeless veterans with a voucher to help them offset the cost of renting a home or apartment in the private market. Among other things, Rubio’s bill would help to protect the program from any potential future budget cuts by preventing the administration from using funds specifically designated for the program for anything other than helping to provide housing to homeless veterans,” Rubio’s office noted. 

Marco Rubio Introduces the Better Examiner Standards and Transparency for Veterans Act

Rubio brought out the “Better Examiner Standards and Transparency for Veterans Act" (BEST for Vets Act) with U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., as a co-sponsor. They have been working on the proposal since 2019. 

Marco Rubio Calls on VA to Improve Program to Help Veterans, Military Families...

Rubio, Maggie Hassan, D-NH,  and seven other senators urged the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help more veterans and military families purchase homes by providing additional flexibilities under the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program, as well as additional education and outreach to real estate agents, mortgage lenders, and veterans about the VA Home Loan process. 

Daniel Webster Announces Office has Returned More than $15 Million to Constituents

In 2021 alone, Webster’s office has gotten $1,566,404 returned to constituents.

Jimmy Patronis Calls on Veterans, Active Duty Military to Create Financial Plans During Military...

Military Saves Month is a month-long national effort to encourage the military community to strengthen their financial well-being.

Marco Rubio, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Clash on Joe Biden’s Budget Proposal

The proposal garnered differing responses from two key members of the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill.

Marco Rubio Backs Bob Menendez’s WWII Veterans Hospital and Medical Eligibility Act

Menendez’s proposal would “ensure all World War II (WWII) veterans have access to health care services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)” since currently “eligibility limits in the law have prevented some WWII veterans from receiving these benefits.”

Lois Frankel Urges VA to Expedite New Benefits for Vietnam Veterans Impacted by Agent...

Other signers include U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, R-PR, Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, and Darren Soto, D-Fla.

Rick Scott Writes Denis McDonough, Highlighting Priorities for the VA

"As governor of Florida, I directed significant resources to make certain that my state, which is proudly home to more than 1.5 million veterans, is the most veteran-friendly in the nation. Now, as Florida’s U.S. senator, I remain dedicated to ensuring our veterans have every resource they need to live their dreams after faithfully serving our nation."