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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Rhetoric v. Reality: Investigating the Continued Failures of the Philadelphia VA Regional Office

Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) | Geraldine Clinton Theater,Burlington County College, Pemberton Campus, 601 Pemberton Browns Mills Rd Pemberton, NJ 08068 | Oct 3, 2014 11:00am Opening Statements The Honorable Jon Runyan, Chairman, Subcommitee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Witnesses Panel 1 Kristen Ruell, J.D., Authorization Quality Services Representative, Pension Management […]

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Restore Aviation Safety By Hiring the Most Qualified Air Traffic Controllers

From: The Honorable Randy Hultgren Sent By: gina.gregolunas@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 5675 Date: 10/3/2014 Restore Aviation Safety Cosponsor H.R. 5675, the SAFE TOWERS Act Original Cosponsor: Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) Dear Colleague, In December 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) started an initiative to replace more than 10,000 air traffic controllers over the next ten years. […]

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Support Senate committee-passed $50 million in cancer research funding in the defense budget

From: The Honorable Carolyn B. Maloney Sent By: chris.gorud@mail.house.gov Date: 10/2/2014 Current signers: Fitzpatrick, Norton, Peterson, Rangel, Levin Deadline: October 30 Please join me on a letter to the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee urging it to adopt the Senate Appropriations Committee-passed funding level of $50 million for the Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) in Fiscal […]

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New Service for Caregivers of Military Veterans

From: The Honorable Henry A. Waxman Sent By: matt.connolly@mail.house.gov Date: 10/1/2014 Dear Colleague: I wanted to make sure you and your constituents are aware of Building Better Caregivers (BBC), a new service available to caregivers of injured or ill military veterans. Recently launched by the National Council on Aging and the Department of Veterans Affairs, […]

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Co-Sponsor RDOCS-VA: Train More Primary Care Doctors for the VA

From: The Honorable Jim McDermott Sent By: daniel.foster@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 5224 Date: 7/30/2014 Co-Sponsor RDOCS-VA: Train More Primary Care Doctors for the VA Dear Colleague: In recent months, Americans have witnessed tragedies arising from mismanagement at VA facilities.  Unfortunately, as Congress has considered proposals to reform the VA, the need to train more primary care doctors […]

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Let Veterans Join Forces When Fighting VA Over Benefits Claims

From: The Honorable Patrick Murphy Sent By: jordan.blumenthal@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 5088 Date: 7/29/2014 Cosponsor H.R. 5088, Let Veterans Join Forces When Fighting VA Over Benefits Claims Supported by: The National Veterans Legal Services Program and the Retired Enlisted Association Cosponsors (16): Reps David Jolly (Original Cosponsor), Paul Broun,  Donna Christensen, Judy Chu, Steve Cohen, Kevin Cramer, John […]

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Support Employment and Job-Training for Our Veterans

From: The Honorable Suzan K. DelBene Sent By: casey.katims@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 4629 Date: 7/28/2014 Cosponsor the Manufacturing Jobs for Veterans Act Endorsed by The American Legion and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Current Cosponsors: Schneider; Bonamici; McDermott; Bustos; Negrete McLeod; Hinojosa; Esty; Brownley; Pocan; Kuster; Denny Heck; DeFazio; Cicilline; Kilmer; Vela; Vargas; Courtney; Perlmutter; McGovern; […]

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Let Veterans Join Forces When Fighting VA Over Benefits Claims

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims (CAVC), which has exclusive national jurisdiction to provide oversight and review of final decisions of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, is currently overburdened, resulting in a substantial backlog of disability claims appeals and delayed decision times.

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