The House Passes a Ton of Veterans Bills

The House has passed a large amount of Veterans bills - and there should still be more coming. You can find a decent listing of those bills at the link below. House passes flurry of veterans bills, bigger deal could be looming Lawmakers could be headed toward a veterans omnibus bill covering a host of health, education and employment issues after House members passed a … [Read more...]

Full Frontal’s Samantha Bee and IAVA: Working It For Veterans Who Also Happen To Have Vaginas

Yup! I said it. I made a distinction that we are veterans just like the guys, except for our reproductive and sexual organs. :sigh: Its a conundrum. On the one hand, we want services specific to us, on the other we don't want to be treated differently than men veterans. Maybe one day I'll find the article which shows exactly what the psychological factors are that make it … [Read more...]

Women Veterans Just Want to be Heard

A new study commissioned by the Disabled American Veterans was released on September 24, 2015. If you are a woman veteran, whether you suffer from some of the challenges that are specific to women veterans or not, you should take a bit of time to digest what it says. At 52 pages, this is one of the most comprehensive studies I've seen yet. If you care at all about a … [Read more...]

Veterans Affairs extends benefits to gay couples in all 50 states

This is about a week old, but its still great news for our gay brothers and sisters. Veterans Affairs extends benefits to gay couples in all 50 states: Thanks to the Supreme Court's nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage last week, gay veteran couples in all 50 states will now have access to marital benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs, the … [Read more...]

H.R. 675, Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015

The CBO link below gives access to a pdf to view the document of H.R. 675, which is the cost-of-living adjustment for 2015. H.R. 675, Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015: H.R. 675 would make changes to several benefit programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and to the administrative processes of the Court of Appeals for … [Read more...]