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Greg Steube: VA Needs to Study Effects of Veterans Exposed to Enewetak Atoll Nuclear...

Steube’s office noted last year “the DOD determined veterans who participated in the Enewetak Atoll cleanup (ECUP) were not exposed to harmful levels of radiation” but “ECUP Vets, along with representatives from NAS, expressed concern about these findings in a meeting of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee last year—specifically citing issues with methodology and assessment in the DOD’s review.”
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Brian Mast Continues to Push VA to End Experiments on Dogs

“While I was recovering from my injuries, I saw firsthand the important role that dogs play in helping veterans recover from war’s physical and psychological tolls,” Mast said. “For too long, the VA has gotten away with conducting these harmful—sometimes fatal—experiments on dogs. These tests are abusive, waste taxpayer dollars and must be stopped.”
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Brian Mast Glad to See VA Reviewing Ending Experiments on Dogs

Mast and other members of Congress wrote the VA on the matter back in August.

Vern Buchanan Wants to Know Why VA Didn’t Spend Suicide Prevention Funds

The Florida Republican pointed to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report which found “of the $6.2 million set aside for suicide prevention outreach in 2018, [his] department somehow only managed to spend $57,000, or less than 1 percent of the total funding allocated for this purpose... "
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Neal Dunn Wants Veterans Impacted by Hurricane Michael to Have GI Bill Benefits Extended

The bill was sent the House Veterans Affairs Committee last month and, so far, Dunn has not reeled in any cosponsors.

Florida Republican Brian Mast Wants to Change VA’s Mission Statement to Make More Inclusive...

Mast and U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice noted that almost 350,000 women in the Armed Force have deployed since 9/11.
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Florida Congressmen Back VA Relying More on Medical Marijuana

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., introduced the “Department of Veterans Affairs Policy for Medicinal Cannabis Use Act" and the “VA Survey of Cannabis Use Act" with the support of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla.
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