WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a veterans jobs bill.
Veterans and their survivors may see a cost of living adjustment (COLA) increase in their comp and pen payment rates for the first time since 2009.
A debate is raging in the intelligence community about what it means to defeat al-Qaida. Because America’s efforts to capture or kill al-Qaida’s key members have been so effective, some officials say the core group — al-Qaida’s founders and longtime members hiding out in Pakistan — is near collapse.
Carmen Cardona, an 18-year Navy veteran, is challenging the constitutionality of federal laws defining marriage as being between opposite-sex partners after the Department of Veterans Affairs ruled that she is not entitled to the usual spousal increase in disability benefits because her spouse is a woman, The New York Times reported.
The Veterans Affairs Department soon could be going to the dogs after a key House vote Tuesday to expand the types of assistance dogs allowed in VA facilities.
Rudolph “Rudy” Frederick Klein III, a retired lieutenant colonel who served in the U.S. Army for two decades, was awarded twice each the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star, the latter from his two tours of duty in the Vietnam War.
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