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Cornyn's bill helping veterans get commercial driving jobs becomes law

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill introduced by U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) that streamlines the process by which active-duty military members and reservists can obtain their Commercial Driver's Licenses to get future jobs.

Trump working on bill to punish firms for sending jobs overseas

President Trump is working on legislation that would create new incentives for companies to keep jobs in the U.S. and punish those that move overseas, he said on Tuesday.

Assembly bill aimed at business-owning veterans with disabilities

Assemblyman Dante Acosta introduced a bill Thursday to aid veterans with disabilities who own businesses in California.

New bill could help veterans impacted by ITT shutdown

Nearly six months after ITT Technical Institute abruptly shut its doors and declared bankruptcy, Indiana Republican Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) is leading the charge to help veterans impacted by the closure. He introduced similar legislation last fall, but it failed.

Labrador introduces bill to change veterans' education benefits

Rep. Raul Labrador, R- Idaho, is pushing legislation that would turn a deep, tragic loss into something positive for military families across the country.

New bill to improve lives of veterans in North Carolina

There are 770,000 veterans living in North Carolina, and Tuesday, Gov. Pat McCrory finalized the latest step in improving the way they get their care.

Senators should reconsider veterans bill

I was saddened and angered when I learned that our U.S. senators representing West Virginia, Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin, both voted in favor of Senate Bill 2943, which would eliminate veterans’ preference for hiring in federal government jobs, with the exception of an initial hire.

G.I. Bill Gives Veterans the Opportunity to Become Certified Personal Trainers

Military veterans typically posses the necessary qualities that make for successful personal trainers. Returning servicemen and women often live a healthy lifestyle and are...

Bill Aims to Give Veterans Credit for Experience in the Military

With around 1.5 million veterans calling the sunshine state home, Florida continues to make its claim as the most veteran friendly state in the country.

Kentucky legislators introduce veterans business bill

Legislators in Kentucky have introduced a bill that would help veterans in the state start small businesses, reported The Associated Press. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green, calls for state administrators to waive registration fees and reduce annual report-filing payments for veterans looking to start small businesses in life after service.

Bill de Blasio signs law to create department to help NYC’s...

Mayor de Blasio signed a law Thursday to create a Department of Veterans’ Services, a new city agency to aid New York’s 225,000 vets.

Arciero bill gives veterans free state college education

Veterans would be able to attend state colleges for free under a bill filed by state Rep. James Arciero and supported by 59 his House and Senate colleagues.

Bill seeks help for combat veterans

A Senate Republican on Thursday filed a proposal aimed at helping combat veterans and their families get mental-health and substance-abuse services.

House passes bill to streamline firings, demotions at VA

In the wake of last year’s VA waiting list scandal, the House on Wednesday passed a bill to streamline the process to remove or demote Veterans Affairs employees who are not up to par.

Veterans' Affairs Committee Approves a Bill Making it Easier to Fire...

The House moved closer on Wednesday to stripping all employees at the Veterans Affairs Department of most of their due process rights, looking to expand a law enacted last year that applied only to VA's senior executives.

State lawmakers’ bill would allow towns to increase veterans’ property tax...

Riverhead Town will be able to increase by nearly 40 percent the real property tax exemptions it grants to veterans if a bill that passed the New York State Legislature last week is signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Connecticut bill targeting women veterans clears Senate

Legislation that attempts to make women veterans in Connecticut more aware of available programs and services is moving through the General Assembly.

Bill would pay for police training to help veterans

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan stretched on for 10 years and left some of its veterans with invisible scars, from post-traumatic stress to traumatic brain injuries.

Bill offering Medicaid to veterans and families generates new current in...

In the long-term, the University of Missouri senior hopes to enter law school and, when finished, work representing veterans.

Bill would create dog training program for veteran therapy

Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) has introduced legislation that would establish a dog training program for veterans with post-traumatic stress.

Veterans jobs bill advances: future is uncertain

House lawmakers opened the new legislative session by passing a measure billed as both a boost to veterans employment and a chance to roll back part of the president's controversial health care law.

House Passes Bill to Help Small Businesses and Support Veterans

The House of Representatives passed the first piece of legislation of the 114th Congress on Wednesday, the Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 (H.R. 22), with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Bill Would Adjust Employer Mandate, Help Veterans

Now that Republicans are in control of Congress and have returned to Washington after the holidays, members are looking for ways to chip away at President Barack Obama's health care reform law or to find ways to improve it so they can demonstrate that the GOP can lead.