First 40 Bills Introduced for Veterans Current Session of Congress

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Action Call for ALL of the bills introduced that cover concurrent receipt, veterans outreach, homeless veterans, reserve equity, chiropathic care, and other areas.—Several Bills of high interest

One Bill that has been introduced in several sessions of congress that needs to have support is# 24 HR248 on DU

Please start emailing your US Representatives and your Senators!  Please there are no cosponsors on HR 248 and we need each of your representative hammered to sign on as cosponsors, this issue on depleted uranium has not past in years of trying!

Review the rest and get ready to write more emails and faxes and call them in their DC offices NOW.

Items 1 through 40 of 40

1.H.R.23 : Belated Thank You to the Merchant Mariners of World War II Act of 2011

Sponsor: Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


2. H.R.26 : Veterans Mental Health Screening and Assessment Act
Sponsor: Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-12] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Armed Services; House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.


3. H.R.28 : Veterans Outreach Improvement Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep McIntyre, Mike [NC-7] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


4. H.R.79 : Dependent Care Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


5. H.R.93 : To make 10 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2011 and 2012.
Sponsor: Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.


6. H.R.94 : To make 5 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2011 and 2012.
Sponsor: Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.


7. H.R.95 : To make 15 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2011 and 2012.
Sponsor: Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.


8. H.R.115 : CHAMPVA Children’s Protection Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


9. H.R.117 : HELP Veterans Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


10. H.R.120 : Disabled Veterans’ Surviving Spouses Home Loans Act
Sponsor: Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


11. H.R.136 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow taxpayers to designate a portion of their income tax payment to provide assistance to homeless veterans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.


12. H.R.159 : TBI Treatment Act
Sponsor: Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Armed Services; House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.


13. H.R.168 : To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of veterans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Sponsor: Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


14. H.R.169 : To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include on the main page of the Internet website of the Department of Veterans Affairs a hyperlink to the VetSuccess Internet website and to publicize such Internet website.
Sponsor: Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


15. H.R.178 : Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act
Sponsor: Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.


16. H.R.179 : To amend title 10, United States Code, to eliminate the requirement that certain former members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces be at least 60 years of age in order to be eligible to receive health care benefits.
Sponsor: Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.


17. H.R.181 : National Guardsmen and Reservists Parity for Patriots Act
Sponsor: Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.


18. H.R.183 : To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a study on the acquisition of land adjacent to Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina.
Sponsor: Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


19. H.R.186 : To amend title 10, United States Code, to expand the eligibility for concurrent receipt of military retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation to include all members of the uniformed services who are retired under chapter 61 of such title for disability, regardless of the members’ disability rating percentage.
Sponsor: Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Armed Services; House Budget; House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.


20. H.R.198 : Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act
Sponsor: Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-13] (introduced 1/6/2011)      Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


21. H.R.210 : Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-12] (introduced 1/6/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


22. H.R.238 : Military Retiree Health Care Relief Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] (introduced 1/7/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/7/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.


23. H.R.240 : To amend title 38, United States Code, to promote jobs for veterans through the use of sole source contracts by Department of Veterans Affairs for purposes of meeting the contracting goals and preferences of the Department of Veterans Affairs for small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans.
Sponsor: Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] (introduced 1/7/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/7/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


24. H.R.248 : Depleted Uranium Screening and Testing Act
Sponsor: Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] (introduced 1/7/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 1/7/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.


25. H.R.276 : To amend title 38, United States Code, to allow for the transfer of educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program to certain dependents to be used for special education.
Sponsor: Rep Fortenberry, Jeff [NE-1] (introduced 1/12/2011)      Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/12/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


26. H.R.284 : Veterans, Women, Families with Children, and Persons With Disabilities Housing Fairness Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Green, Al [TX-9] (introduced 1/12/2011)      Cosponsors (14)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 1/12/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.


27. H.R.287 : Homes for Heroes Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Green, Al [TX-9] (introduced 1/12/2011)      Cosponsors (19)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/12/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.


28. H.R.303 : Retired Pay Restoration Act
Sponsor: Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9] (introduced 1/18/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Armed Services; House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/18/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.


29. H.R.309 : Samuel B. Moody Bataan Death March Compensation Act
Sponsor: Rep Mica, John L. [FL-7] (introduced 1/18/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 1/18/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.


30. H.R.319 : Veterans Day Off Act
Sponsor: Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1] (introduced 1/19/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 1/19/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.


31. H.R.329 : Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act
Sponsor: Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] (introduced 1/19/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/19/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


32. H.R.333 : Disabled Veterans Tax Termination Act
Sponsor: Rep Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [GA-2] (introduced 1/19/2011)      Cosponsors (78)
Committees: House Armed Services; House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/19/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.


33. H.R.383 : Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapies and Alternative Treatments and Fairness Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] (introduced 1/20/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/20/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Oversight and Government Reform, and Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.


34. H.R.396 : To direct the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program under which the Secretaries make payments for certain treatments of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Sponsor: Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] (introduced 1/24/2011)      Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Armed Services; House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.


35. H.RES.5 : Adopting rules for the One Hundred Twelfth Congress.
Sponsor: Rep Cantor, Eric [VA-7] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 238 – 191 (Roll no. 6).
Latest Action: 1/5/2011 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


36. H.RES.6 : Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
Sponsor: Rep Hensarling, Jeb [TX-5] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
Latest Action: 1/5/2011 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


37. H.RES.7 : Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
Latest Action: 1/5/2011 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


38. H.RES.15 : Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that general appropriations for military construction and veterans’ affairs be considered as stand-alone measures.
Sponsor: Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] (introduced 1/5/2011)      Cosponsors (44)
Committees: House Rules
Latest Major Action: 1/5/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Rules.


39. H.RES.37 : Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
Sponsor: Rep Hensarling, Jeb [TX-5] (introduced 1/18/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/18/2011 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
Latest Action: 1/18/2011 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


40. H.RES.39 : Electing Members to certain standing committees of the House of Representatives.
Sponsor: Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] (introduced 1/19/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/19/2011 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
Latest Action: 1/19/2011 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

OBITUARY OF GARY MINIHAM JR

To our fellow Desert Storm Veteran Honors Rendered. Desert Storm Veterans Demanding data on types of Cancers and statistics in comparison to normal population. Why cann’t our government provide this data. Help the Gulf War Veterans by writing your Congressional delegation and Senators. It is only right to provide the veterans this type of data in order to be proactive and encourage education to the veterans and health care providers both VA and civilians. When will the Cancer Society speak up for the veterans?

SMSGT GERALD “GARY” T. MINIHAN, JR (RET)
July 20, 1940 ~ January 21, 2011
“Gary was true and loyal to family and friends.”
71, Cancer

Gerald “Gary” T. Minihan of Battle Ground, WA, passed away on January 21, 2011. He was born July 20, 1940 in Hillsboro, OH to Gerald T. and Alice (Evans) Minihan.
Gary attended two years of college and later retired from the Air Force after 30 years as a veteran of Desert Shield/Storm.
Gary loved John Deere tractors, MOPARS-cars and trucks and being a member of the Air Force Association.
Gary is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judith; son, Gerald T. (Angela) Minihan III; daughter, Gigi (Lou) Bice; five grandchildren; sister, Linda Lyons; and mother-in-law, Martha V. Wiegand.
He was preceded in death by his father; and mother, Alice Fenner.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be sent to the

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Please sign Gary’s guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits

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