Cosponsor H.R. 4793, The Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act

The cost of college applications often stands between veterans and their ability to access their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. That is why I ask you to join in cosponsoring the Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act (H.R.4793), bipartisan legislation that would allow veterans to use the educational benefits they have earned towards college application fees.

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Co-Sponsor the Toxic Exposure Research Act

We respectfully request you join us in supporting our veterans by co-sponsoring H.R. 5484, the Toxic Exposure Research Act. This legislation would establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) a national center for research into the health conditions experienced by the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances.

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Defense Contract Audit Agency: Additional Guidance Needed Regarding DCAA’s Use of Companies’ Internal Audit Reports

The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) revised its guidance in the Contract Audit Manual to address the documentation requirements mandated by section 832 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013, but implementation has been inconsistent. The revisions include provisions for DCAA auditors to document (1) that access to company internal audit […]

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It Is Time to Debate the Costs of War

Dear Colleague:
On Sunday, the New York Times’ Editorial Board published a powerful editorial calling on Congress to examine the rising costs of the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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Attend the Mobility Air Forces Caucus Breakfast, November 14th

From: The Honorable John Garamendi Sent By: randall.heusser@mail.house.gov Date: 11/3/2014 Attend the Mobility Air Forces Caucus Breakfast November 14, 8:00am—9:00am, RHOB Room B-318 Featuring General Darren McDew, Commander, Air Mobility Command Dear Colleague, Please join the Mobility Air Forces Caucus Chairmen Mike Pompeo and John Garamendi for a light breakfast, sponsored by the Air Force […]

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Cosponsor H.R. 4793, The Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act

Dear Colleague:
The cost of college applications often stands between veterans and their ability to access their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. That is why I ask you to join in cosponsoring the Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act (H.R.4793), bipartisan legislation that would allow veterans to use the educational benefits they have earned towards college application fees.

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Briefing: Arctic Policy 101

Diminishing Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, including the opportunity for increased trans-Arctic shipping and new access to oil and gas resources. However, heightened interest also comes with increasing territorial claims from Arctic states, sovereignty and security issues, as well as a need for assessing and improving Arctic infrastructure.

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NUCLEAR WEAPONS: Some Actions Have Been Taken to Address Challenges with the Uranium Processing Facility Design

In January 2013, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) completed a review to identify the factors that contributed to the space/fit issue with the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF), and identified a number of factors within both NNSA and the contractor managing the UPF design at that time. NNSA’s review identified shortcomings in 1) federal oversight […]

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