House passes two bills that seek to reform VA

H.R. 27, the Ensuring VA Employee Accountability Act, and H.R. 28, the Biological Implant Tracking and Veterans Safety Act, were passed by the House of Representatives on Jan. 3.

NDAA for fiscal year 2017 signed into law

This measure sets the spending parameters and policy statements for America’s military forces for this fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, 2016.

COLA increase for 2017 under .5 percent

Military retirees and individuals receiving veterans benefits, including service-connected disability compensation, will receive a .3 percent COLA increase
Compensation increase for disabled veterans
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Compensation increase for disabled veterans

Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2016 will provide an increase in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities.

House, Senate approve FY 2017 VA funding

The House bill provides a total of $176.1 billion in funding; the Senate companion provides $177.4 billion.