Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the following veterans related bills:
- H.R. 1382, the Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment Act would allow the VA secretary, when awarding procurement contracts, to give preference to government contractors who employ veterans on a full time basis.
- H.R. 1313, the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Relief Act, would allow a surviving spouse of a veteran who has a service-connected disability rating of less than 100 percent, and who does not die due to their service-connected disability, to retain the veteran’s small business status through VA’s “Vets First” program for up to three years following the veteran’s death.
- H.R. 1038, the Ensuring VA Accountability Act, would require the Secretary to maintain all written reprimands and admonishments that a VA employee receives in the VA employee’s file as long as they are an employee of the department.
- H.R. 474, the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act of 2015, would reauthorize the Homeless Veteran Re-Integration Program until FY 2020.
- H.R. 91, the Veteran's I.D. Card Act, would direct the Secretary to provide an ID card to any honorably discharged veteran who is not a retired member of the Armed forces or who is enrolled in the VA healthcare system.
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