BILLS, ACTS Acts and Bills for Veterans: Current and/or Past Bills Pending US Congress Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee https://legiscan.com/US/pending/senate-veterans- affairs-committee/id/2333 [Accessed from Internet 2020/05/08] Restoration Act S.1982 - Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014 Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_gover nment/senate-rejects-far-reaching-veterans-affairs- bill/2014/02/27/1d10801c-a001-11e3-b8d8- 94577ff66b28_story.htm House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement to deal with the long-term needs of the struggling Department of Veterans Affairs and plan to unveil their proposal Monday.... http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post- politics/wp/2014/07/27/house-senate-negotiators- reach-deal-on-veterans-bill/ https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate- bill/1982 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s1950 http://heritageaction.com/key-votes/comprehensive- veterans-health-benefits-military-retirement-pay- restoration-act-2014/ Congress House Bill All Information (Except Text) for H.R.5556 - Women Veterans TRUST Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house- bill/5556/all-info [Accessed from Internet 2020/05/08] Trust Act S.2413 - Restoring Veterans Trust Act of 2014 https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate- bill/2413 The Inspector General’s interim report on Patient Wait Times, Scheduling Practices, and Alleged Patient Deaths at the Phoenix Health Care System and the results of VA’s face-to- face audit raise a number of issues that must be immediately addressed. THE RESTORING VETERANS’ TRUST ACT OF 2014 would increase Department accountability and immediately improve access to health care and veterans’ benefits. Below is a summary of some of the major initiatives of this legislation. http://www.sanders.senate.gov/download/restoringveteranst rustact2014?inline=file New York Times 2017/06/23 Trump Signs Bill Meant to Restore Trust in V.A.By Maggie Haberman and Nicholas Fandos https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/us/politics/trump- veterans-accountability-bill.html [Accessed from the Internet 2020/05/08] Excerpt: President Trump signed a bill into law on Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to remove bad employees and promote whistle-blowing. It is the first step toward fulfilling a campaign pledge by Mr. Trump to make sweeping changes at the beleaguered agency. The long- sought legislation, called the Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, passed Congress by wide margins this month with strong support from both parties. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/us/politics/trump- veterans-accountability-bill.html Military Benefits Legislation Watch https://militarybenefits.info/legislation-watch/ H.R.23 - Care Veterans Deserve Act of 2019 https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house- bill/23/all-info H.R. 2398: Veteran HOUSE Act of 2020 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr2398 To amend the United States Housing Act of 1937 and title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for the HUD-VASH program, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit annual reports to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives regarding homeless veterans, and for other purposes. 2019/11/05 Bipartisan Bill to Support Local Veteran Treatment Courts McSally, Kaine, Cornyn, Rubio, Coons Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Local Veteran Treatment Courts https://www.mcsally.senate.gov/news/press-releases/mcsally- kaine-cornyn-rubio-coons-introduce-bipartisan-bill-support- local-veteran-treatment-courts
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ALTERNATIVE VIEWS ON WARFARE Veteran Groups of Peace Veterans For Peace http://www.veteransforpeace.org/ VVAW http://www.vvaw.org/ Peace Not War http://www.peace-not-war.org/
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