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VVA supports S. 2738 the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014
 
Vietnam Veterans of America
 
October 3, 2014
 
Legislative Alert 

 
Ask your Senator to Support S.2738 the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014
 
Senator Richard Blumenthal, (CT) has introduced S.2738, the Toxic Exposure Research of 2014 formerly S.1602, the Toxic Exposure Research amd Military Family Support Act of 2013.  VVA strongly supports this bill, which reflects positively on one of our foremost legislative goals. Not only would it help achieve a measure of justice for the innocent victims of the use of toxic substances in times of war, but it offers unlimited possibilities for scientific research into the effects of these toxic chemicals.
 
This comprehensive legislation will construct a common mechanism and procedures that will encompass all past and future toxic wounds, as needed.

 
VVA urges you to go to our Legislative Action Center site at:
http://capwiz.com/vva/home/ and Take Action NOW by entering your zip code and sending the prepared letter to your U.S. Senator, asking them to please join their colleagues Senators Moran, KS and Begich, AK in support of S.2738, the Toxic Exposure Research of 2014.

 

 

VVA supports H.R. 5484 the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014
 
Vietnam Veterans of America
 
September 19, 2014

Legislative Alert Ask your Representative to Support H.R. 5484  the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014

Representative Dan Benishek, (MI-1), has introduced H.R. 5484, the Toxic Exposure Research of 2014 formerly H.R. 4816, the Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support Act of 2014, VVA strongly supports this bill, which reflects positively on one of our foremost legislative goals. Not only would it help achieve a measure of justice for the innocent victims of the use of toxic substances in times of war, but it offers unlimited possibilities for scientific research into the effects of these toxic chemicals.

This comprehensive legislation will construct a common mechanism and procedures that will encompass all past and future toxic wounds, as needed.

VVA urges you to go to our Legislative Action Center site at http://capwiz.com/vva/home/  and Take Action NOW by entering your zip code and sending the prepared letter to your U.S. Representative, asking them to please join their colleagues Brownley, (CA-26), Conyers, (MI-13) Honda (CA-17) and Rahall (WV-3) to co-sponsor H.R. 5484, the Toxic Exposure Research Act of  2014.

 

 
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is the nation's only congressional chartered veterans service organization dedicated to the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families.  VVA's founding principle is "Never again will one generation of Veterans abandon another."

 

 

H.R. 4155 and S. 2239

After serving our country honorably, all veterans deserve the chance to earn a paycheck and support their families. Unfortunately, the unemployment rate for veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan remains stubbornly high. According to the latest Employment Situation of Veterans' annual report from The Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for veterans who served post 9/11 was 12.1 percent in 2011, compared with the jobless rate for all veterans of 8.3 percent. H.R. 4155 and it's companion bill S.2239 were written to streamline the bureaucratic processes for veterans with relevant training to get jobs when they return home.

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HR 2074

The Veterans Sexual Assault Prevention and Health Care Enhancement Act includes
provisions to allow flexibility in payments by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
for care to service-connected disabled veterans in State Veterans Homes.
This would fix the payment problem connected to providing
nursing home care for service connected disabled veterans
.

Click to View Information about this Bill, awaiting action in the US Senate

 

HR 2530

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for increased flexibility
in establishing rates for reimbursement of State homes by the Secretary
of Veterans Affairs for nursing home care provided to veterans.

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