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Blog: House Passes Two Bills to Help Veterans and Support Their Families


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Last night on the House Floor, I was proud to support two bills that help Veterans and support their families: H.R. 4155, the Veterans Skills to Jobs Act, and H.R. 4114, the Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act.

The Veterans Skills to Jobs Act would cut through red tape, streamlining the federal certification process for qualified veterans to help them find civilian jobs. Not one member voted against this bill, and it passed on the House Floor by a vote of 369-0.

H.R. 4114, the Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act, would increase disability compensation to veterans, which will provide some much-needed relief for veterans struggling to make ends meet as a direct result of their disabilities from military service. This would take effect on December 1, 2012. This bill passed on the House Floor by a voice vote.

Meeting the needs of our nation's veterans will continue to be a major focus and priority of mine in Congress. I strongly believe that we must keep the promises we have made to our nation's veterans. May we never forget or take for granted what each and every veteran has sacrificed.

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