Legion centennial coin bill update

H.R. 2519 was introduced with 102 co-sponsors and currently has 322 while S. 1182 was introduced with 28 co-sponsors and currently has 75. The Senate measure passed the chamber on Aug. 3 by a voice vote.

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