Temporary Funding for VA Choice Program PassesAug 4, 2017 - The Senate passed legislation (S. 114) that would temporarily fix the funding shortfall of the VA Choice program that will be sent onto President Trump to be signed into law.
GI Bill Reform Passes CongressAug 4, 2017 - House and Senate passed major reform of the Post 9/11 GI Bill program (H.R. 3218). Major provisions in the bill include:
House Passes GI Bill ReformJul 28, 2017 - The House unanimously passed (405-0) major reform of the Post 9/11 GI Bill program (H.R.3218) this week.
House Passes DHS Authorization BillJul 21, 2017 - For the first time since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the House passed an annual authorization act for the entire DHS (H.R.2825).
House Approves NDAAJul 14, 2017 - As NewsBytes goes to press, the full House of Representatives is amending, debating and will later today approve its version of the FY2018 Defense Authorization bill (H.R.2810).
VA Offers OTH Veterans Mental Health CareJul 14, 2017 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that veterans with Other Than Honorable (OTH) discharges can receive care for mental health emergencies, which can include inpatient, residential or outpatient care.
Navy Secretary NomineeJul 14, 2017 - The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) recently held a confirmation hearing for Richard Spencer to Secretary of the Navy.
PCS Improvements ImplementedJul 14, 2017 - The Department of the Navy has recently made changes to the Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves