NDAA Gets Subcommittee Markup in HouseJun 23, 2017 - The House Armed Services, Military Personnel Subcommittee (HASC-MP) along other HASC Subcommittees completed their mark ups of their portion of the House version of the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA-H.R. 2810).
Arlington National Cemetery Plans to ExpandJun 23, 2017 - The Army Times is reporting in the June 15, 2017 issue that Arlington National Cemetery will move forward with plans to expand the cemetery by more than 50,000 spaces that will extend the life of the cemetery from 2041 to until 2050.
FY 2018 Spending Bill Moves ForwardJun 16, 2017 - The House Appropriations Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Subcommittee marked up and approved its FY2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which will be sent onto the full House Appropriations Committee
VA Accountability Legislation Heads to President's DeskJun 16, 2017 - National Executive Director (NED) Thomas Snee participated in a press conference on Capitol Hill to celebrate the passage of the "Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act" (S.1094) to bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
House Passes Financial Choice ActJun 9, 2017 - The House passed the "Financial CHOICE Act" (H.R.10), which seeks to dramatically reshape the regulation of banking and other financial activities.
VA to Use Same Electronic Health Care Record System as DoDJun 9, 2017 - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin recently announced that the VA will dramatically reform his agency's Electronic Health Record (EHR) system by replacing the old antiquated system with same system used by the Department of Defense.
HVAC Budget HearingJun 2, 2017 - National President Donald Larson and Assistant Director of Veterans Program Brian Condon attended a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing to review President Trump's proposed FY2018 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
VA Disability Appeals Reform PassesJun 2, 2017 - The House and Senate approved the "Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act" (H.R.2288), sponsored by Rep. Mike Bost (Ill.) that addresses the growing backlog of disability appeal cases
Chairman of JCS Re-appointedMay 26, 2017 - Press reports indicate that Marine General Joe Dunford will be nominated for a second term as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Air Force General Paul Selva will be nominated for a second term as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.
Memorial Day ObservancesMay 26, 2017 - National President Donald Larson will represent the FRA during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, May 29.