The House and Senate are now in recess for the Thanksgiving Holidays and will reconvene on November 30, 2015.
Bill passed by the House on November 18, 2015
H.R. 1338, the Dignified Interment of Our Veterans Act of 2015, would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study and report to Congress on the problem of unclaimed remains of deceased veterans and place a $2 million cap on Fiscal Year 2016 bonuses for VA senior executives. H.R. 1384, the Honor America’s Guard-Reserve Retirees Act, would honor as veterans retired National Guard and Reserve personnel who have served 20 years and do not meet the full requirements for veteran status under title 38, United States Code. The bills now await consideration by the Senate. Following House passage of the bills, Chairman Miller released the below statement.
Bill passed by the Senate on November 10, 2015
The Senate by a vote of 93 to 0, approved the Senate’s FY2016 MilCon-VA measure provides a total of $79.7 billion in discretionary funding, a more than $2.1 billion increase over the committee-reported bill. This amount is $7.9 billion above the FY2015 funding level and $1.0 billion over the President’s FY2016 budget request.
Mark your calendars second Call In Day on the Hill – December 9
The November 4th Call in Day on the Hill was quite a success more co-sponsors signed on to H.R. 1769 and S.901. We want to keep the momentum going and have scheduled a second Call in Day on the Hill for December 9, 2015 at 9:00 am.