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Wearing unearned combat decorations unlawful

Keystone Pipeline bill

2015 COLA increase is 1.7 percent

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COLA increase for service-disabled veterans

The legislation increases the COLA for veterans with service-connected disabilities starting Dec. 1, 2014 and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.

House, Senate approve VA reform bills

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House passes VA accountability bill

House passes VA accountability bill

TRICARE for Life to cut discounts

More than 400,000 military retirees and senior dependents in the TRICARE for Life (TFL) program will have to pay the full amount for certain prescription refills if they use a retail pharmacy rather than a military pharmacy or a mail service.

Highlights of VA’s 2015 budget

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VA's 2015 budget proposal

The Department of Veterans Affairs is asking Congress to approve a $163.9 billion budget in fiscal 2015, an increase of about $10.1 billion over the department’s fiscal 2014 funding.

Congress seeks to restore COLA cuts

Also, House approves in-state tuition for veteran students

President signs NDAA for FY 2014

On Dec. 26, President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 3304, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.