ShareThe House abruptly left town Thursday after Republican leadership was unable to get enough votes to pass its latest proposal in the tug-of-war with the White House and Senate over economic policy. If the House doesn’t return, pending legislation — including the two veterans bills that the Senate passed Tuesday — would expire and would have [...]
Archive for December, 2012
ShareFlorida Rep.-elect Ron DeSantis recently received committee assignments for his first term in Congress. He will serve on the House Judiciary Committee, the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Read more here.
ShareWith the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye, so too passes the era in which veterans of World War II dominated American politics. The “Greatest Generation” served their country honorably both in uniform and in public service. Veterans Campaign and the Center for Second Service believe that the new “Greatest Generation,” the post 9/11 generation, can [...]
ShareRecord numbers of veterans are returning home from war and heading to college. The biggest draw: the generous benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which in three short years has helped 860,000 vets go to school. Read more here.
ShareNavy veteran and U.S. Representative-elect Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., said last week that the debate in Washington over how to reduce the deficit should shift emphasis from tax increases to curtailing spending and triggering economic growth, and he expressed his disappointment with the overall results of the 2012 elections. Read more here.
ShareUnder current law, if a servicewoman becomes pregnant as a result of sexual assault and chooses abortion care, her military health insurance will not cover it. Requiring military women to pay out of pocket in these circumstances is a policy that is out of line with most other federal health insurance plans, such as Medicaid, [...]
ShareWounded veterans and their spouses who want to have children could get the government to pay for treatments such as in vitro fertilization under legislation beginning to move through Congress in the waning days of the session. Learn more here.