National Legislative Watch List

Soldier/Airman Care Issues

House Action

H.R.4381 (Service member Retirement Improvement Act) Cosponsors: 0

Veteran’s Issues

House Action

H.R  2237 (Helping Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Act) Cosponsors: 8
H.R. 800 (Express Appeals Act) Cosponsors: 20
  • Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide veterans the option of using an alternative appeals process to more quickly determine claims for disability compensation.
  • Introduced by Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas
  • Referred to Committee: Veteran’s Affairs

Senate Action

S. 1203 (21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act) Cosponsors: 10
  • Improves the processing of claims for benefits under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs.
  • Introduced by Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev.
  • Passed by Senate Nov. 10, 2015
  • Referred to House Committee: Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. (12/3/2015)
  • For more info: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1203

Retiree Issues

House Action
H.R. 303 (Retired Pay Restoration Act) Cosponsors: 92
  • Permits additional retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the VA for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or Combat-Related Special Compensation.
  • Eliminates the phase-in period under current law with respect to such concurrent receipt.
  • Introduced by Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla.
  • Referred to Committees: Armed Services; Veterans’ Affairs
Senate Action
S. 271 (Retired Pay Restoration Act) Cosponsors: 23
  • Permits certain retired members of the uniformed services who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for their disability and either retired pay by reason of their years of military service or Combat-Related Special Compensation.
  • Introduced by Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev
  • Referred to Committee: Armed Services
  • For more info: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/271