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Florida’s Senators, Kat Cammack Get New VA Clinic in Middleburg Named After Andrew Baker

With Congress now in its lame duck session, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., were able to get their proposal to name a new Veterans...

Gus Bilirakis Continues to Push Bill Expanding VA’s Dental Service for Veterans

Showcasing an event to offer veterans in the Tampa Bay area free dental care, this week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., doubled down on his “Veterans Early Treatment for Chronic Ailment Resurgence through Examinations...

Marco Rubio Wants VA to Provide Timely, Accurate Decisions for Veterans’ Claims and Appeals

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough highlighting the concerns he has heard from Florida’s veterans to ensure that the Board of...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Steers Proposed 10 Percent Increase in Military Construction, Veterans Affairs Budget

Last week, from her perch as the chairwoman of the U.S. House Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., helped push a more than 10 percent...

Greg Steube Leads Call for Feds to Do More for Veterans With Brain Injuries

Last week, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., led more than 110 members of Congress in calling for “ adequate care for veterans suffering from severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) who require long-term residential care....

Marco Rubio Calls on Biden Not to Use VA Personnel on the Border if...

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., and other Republicans in the U.S. Senate in sending a letter to President Joe Biden regarding the administration’s possible plans to use personnel...
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Vern Buchanan Gets the Veterans Eligible to Transfer School Credits Act Through VA Committee

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan’s, R-Fla., proposal “to help student veterans by ensuring they are able to quickly and easily transfer their course credits to another institution should their school close or program end suddenly”...
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Brian Mast Offers Bill to Cut Down on Surprise Medical Bills for Veterans

Last week, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., offered a proposal “protect veterans and their families from unexpected medical bills in the case of a health emergency.” Mast introduced the “Extending Notification Deadline (END) Act” which...

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...

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...

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. 

Rosa DeLauro Names Florida Democrats to Appropriations Spots, Including Wasserman Schultz Leading a Subcommittee

Naming Democrats to the committee and its various subcommittees, DeLauro announced this week that she is keeping Wasserman Schultz as chairwoman of the U.S. House Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee.
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