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...
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...
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.
“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.
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.
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.
In 2021 alone, Webster’s office has gotten $1,566,404 returned to constituents.
Military Saves Month is a month-long national effort to encourage the military community to strengthen their financial well-being.
The proposal garnered differing responses from two key members of the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill.
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.”
Other signers include U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, R-PR, Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, and Darren Soto, D-Fla.
"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."