On April 30, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2029, the Fiscal Year 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill by a vote of 255-163.
Funding increased by $400 million compared to fiscal 2014.
On Feb. 2, President Barack Obama released his proposed fiscal year (FY) 2016 federal budget.
Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act heads to President Obama's desk for signature.
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 passes VA accountability bill