Panel Votes to Extend VA Benefits, Let RC Retirees Be “Vets”
“With no heed of a debt crisis, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to help more veterans find work, help more injured vets to gain reproductive health services, and to pay caregivers of seriously disabled veterans who left service before 9/11 a monthly stipend plus expenses.
How to cover the $12 billion cost of these initiatives, over just the next five years, is still to be determined, conceded Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), committee chairman. But he promised colleagues to try to find the money….”
- Little-known VA program can help vets with out-of-pocket medical costs (veteranscarecoordination.wordpress.com)
- Senate committee OKs bill to help vets who were denied benefits (globalnation.inquirer.net)
- Veterans’ Committee advances health care, benefits bills (vtdigger.org)