Support Student Veteran Work-Study – Cosponsor the WAVES Act

Please join us in supporting student veterans throughout the country who are participating in the VA work-study program. Currently, full-time or 3/4-time students who served in the military and are now pursuing a college degree, vocational, or professional
program are eligible to receive a VA work-study allowance for a VA-related work-study job while using their VA education benefits. The hourly wage for the work-study program is the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. However, this does not
account for the 44 localities nationwide that have higher minimum wage standards than their state.

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Co-sponsor the Expanding Care for Veterans Act (H.R. 1963)

Veterans of all service eras often face a number of service-connected health conditions that require continuous treatment. As many as 300,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans – nearly 20 percent of returning troops – are coming home with symptoms associated
with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or depression, according to a 2008 study by the RAND Corporation.[1]  Further, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 60 percent of veterans returning from the Middle East and 50 percent of older veterans
are managing chronic pain.[2] Repeated studies have shown that in response to this crisis, the VA increased the use of prescription medication for pain management.[3] Tragically, the agency treated more than 66,000 veterans with opioid-use disorders in Fiscal
Year 2016.

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50 Years of Sesame Street: Join the Lowey-Cole Resolution Today!

For the last 50 years, Sesame Street has been a unique, trusted, and educational force for children and is now the longest-running children’s show in American television history. 
Sesame Street has helped children around the world to grow smarter, stronger and kinder.  With a curriculum that evolves to meet the needs of every new generation, it is now a force for good in more than 70 languages and 150 countries. 
Sesame Street continues to innovate and bring critical early learning to generations through the beloved and iconic Muppets of
Sesame Street, including Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, and Elmo.

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Co-sponsor the CHAMPVA Children’s Care Protection Act (H.R. 2094)

The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) program allows the VA to share the cost of health care for the dependents and survivors of certain eligible veterans. CHAMPVA provides health care coverage to the spouse
or child of a veteran who is permanently and totally disabled for a service-connected disability, the surviving spouse or child of a veteran who died from a service-connected disability, the surviving spouse or child of a Veteran who was at the time of death
rated permanently and totally disabled from a service-connected disability, and the surviving spouse or child of a military member who died in the line of duty.

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