House passes slew of bills for vets, troops
Rick Maze, Army Times – May 20, 2008
The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan collection of seven bills and four resolutions in a pre-Memorial Day rush of legislation aimed at showing service members, veterans and their families that Congress cares.
Three more bills are scheduled for a vote Wednesday.
Included in the pile are important bills such as HR 5826, which would provide the annual cost-of-living adjustment in veterans disability and survivor benefits, and HR 5856, which would approve construction and renovation at veterans medical facilities.
Those bills, along with a measure about reimbursing hospitals that treat veterans requiring emergency care, will be voted on Wednesday.