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Brian Mast Wants a Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights

Last week, with the support of members of the Florida delegation, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., introduced a proposal to create a “Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights.” Mast’s office insisted the bill will help “cut...
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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”...

Brian Mast Helps Get Burn Pit Transparency Act Through the House

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., scored a win last week as he continued his efforts to change how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) handles the cases of veterans exposed to burn pits. In...

Bill Helping Disabled Vets With Higher Ed Costs Gaining Traction in Tallahassee

This week, state Reps. Daisy Morales, D-Orlando, and Christopher Benjamin, D-Miami Gardens, were able to get their bill helping disabled veterans with education benefits through the Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee. The subcommittee cleared...

Matt Willhite Unveils Proposal to Waive Fishing, Hunting Permit Fees for Florida Military Members,...

Last week, state Rep. Matt Willhite, D-Wellington, showcased his proposal “to provide military service members and veterans a discount on hunting and fishing licenses in Florida” including offering “active military and honorably discharged veterans...
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Vern Buchanan Calls for Congress to Back his Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act

With Veterans Day this week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., doubled down on his “Veteran Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act.” Buchanan has been pushing the bill “to investigate the link between addictive opioids and veteran...
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Al Lawson Wants to Increase HISA Grants for Disabled Veterans

With Thursday being Veteran’s Day, this week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., showcased his “Autonomy for Disabled Veterans Act.” Lawson introduced the bill last week. On Wednesday, he highlighted his proposal which would “increase the...

Rick Scott: Congress Needs to Prioritize Funds for Military, Veterans and Seniors in Debt...

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., led Republicans in pushing a proposal “to ensure the federal government prioritizes funding for our military, veterans and seniors should the federal debt ceiling be reached with...

Michael Waltz Brings Out SPB Open Enrollment for Service-Disabled Veterans Act

The bill would “allow for an open re-enrollment for the nearly 1,600 veterans who withdrew from the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) prior to the repeal of the ‘Widow’s Tax’ in the FY2020 NDAA.”
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Gus Bilirakis: Veterans’ Culturally Competent Care Act Will Help Reduce Veteran Suicides

Bilirakis is the main co-sponsor of U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester’s, D-Del., “Veterans’ Culturally Competent Care Act" which “will require that veterans receive culturally competent, evidence-based mental health treatment from private providers, as is already required of VA mental health providers.”
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Ashley Moody Showcases Resources Available to Service Members During Military Consumer Protection Month

The release comes as the nation recognizes National Military Consumer Protection Month. The guide is full of information about common scams targeting military members, veterans and their families.
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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. 
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