Pending Senate Vote on Bill to Improve Many Veteran’s Benefits!

Support Veteran’s Improvements! (S. 1982)
Bill to Improve VA Benefits Moving Fast! (S. 1982)
Senator Bernie Sanders (Vt.) Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee (SVAC) is pushing for a Senate vote on the “Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act” (S. 1982). Included in this veterans omnibus bill are many important provisions that include:

  • Requiring in-state tuition rates at public colleges for all student veterans using Post 9/11GI Bill and MGIB benefits;
  • Extending VA caregiver program to all seriously injured veterans who were injured in the line of duty;
  • Expanding VA health care to include alternative medicine and dental care;
  • Extending from five years to 10 years access to VA health care for recently separated veterans;
  • Repealing a scheduled one-percent COLA cut for future military retirees who joined the military after Jan. 1, 2014;
  • Improving delivery of care for veterans who experience sexual trauma while in military service;
  • Improving protections under the Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA);
  • Allowing two-year funding for the entire VA budget;
  • Renewing veterans retraining assistance; and
  • Allowing “Veterans Status” for reservists who served 20 years but were never mobilized.

Members are urged to use the Action Center to ask their Senators to support this important legislation.

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FRA NewsBytes April 25, 2014

Newsbytes 04/25/2014

Newsbytes 04/25/2014

Veterans Omnibus Bill May be Voted on Soon
Expanded TRICARE Prime is Almost Back
One-Stop-Shop Connects Vets, Transitioning Troops, and their Spouses to Employers
TRICARE Wants Unused Prescription Drugs

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FRA NewsBytes April 18, 2014

Newsbytes 04/18/2014

Newsbytes 04/18/2014

House Panel Listens to Beneficiary’s Concerns on Program Cuts
USMC Sergeant Major Responds to Pay Cut Testimony
Navy to Increase Sea Pay May 1
VA Care, TRICARE and Obamacare

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FRA NewsBytes April 11, 2014

Newsbytes 04/11/2014

Newsbytes 04/11/2014

In this issue:

FRA Storms Capitol Hill
FRA Honors South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson
Subcommittee Approves VA and Military Construction Spending for FY 2015

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FRA NewsBytes April 4, 2014

Newsbytes 04/04/2014

Newsbytes 04/04/2014

In this issue:

Help FRA Board Storm the Hill
Doc Fix Extension Approved
FRA Co-Sponsors House Guard and Reserve Caucus
VA Disability Claims Backlog Shrinking

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