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Photo courtesy of Texas Woman’s University Speaker Pelosi, Leader Reid, Leader Boehner, Leader McConnell, and other Members of Congress hosted a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony today in the Capitol in honor of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World … Continue reading

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Veterans Day is dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of the bravest among us, recognizing the service of those who wear our uniform, paying our respects to those who perished at war and celebrating the courage of those who come home. … Continue reading

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Health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths about the recently-passed Affordable Health Care for America Act, including saying that reform will undermine the health care that veterans and military families have now. The latest myth spread by some Republican … Continue reading

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Last week, Speaker Pelosi and Members of Congress joined representatives from Veterans Service Organizations to enroll the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act and send it to the President's desk for his signature. Today, the President signed the … Continue reading

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This afternoon, Speaker Pelosi and Members of Congress joined representatives from Veterans Service Organizations to enroll the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act and send it to the President’s desk for his signature: The legislation, a top priority … Continue reading

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Last week, the New York Times reported on delays veterans are having receiving their benefits under the new GI Bill: Thousands of veterans attending college on the new G.I. Bill are having to take out loans, put off buying textbooks … Continue reading

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It is my distinct honor to bring you greetings on the occasion of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) virtual march on Washington, DC — an innovative way to ensure Americans across the country are able to voice their support for … Continue reading

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Last year, Congress enacted the new GI Bill for the 21st Century (or the ‘Post-9/11 GI Bill’) to restore the promise of a full, four-year college education for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. On May 1st, veterans were able to start … Continue reading

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Today, the House passed the FY 2010 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill (HR 3082) by a vote of 415 to 3 to fund critical veterans health services and the construction of facilities for training and housing our military. … Continue reading

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This afternoon, the House passed two key measures for our veterans — HR 1016 to ensure sufficient, timely and predictable veterans funding and HR 1211 to expand VA health care services for the 1.8 million women who have served our … Continue reading

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