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Current Legislation
Key Bills in Congress
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors 
S. 271 - 1/27/2015--Introduced.Retired Pay Restoration Act of 2015 Allows the receipt of both military retired pay and veterans' disability compensation with respect to any service-connected disability (under current law, only a disability rated at 50% or more). Makes eligible for the full concurrent receipt of both veterans' disability compensation and either military retired pay or combat-related special pay those individuals who were retired or separated from military service due to a service-con 25 (5 R, 1 I, 19 D)
Veterans Issues
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors 
S. 2921 - Veterans First Act 44 (16 R, 28 D)
H.R. 1313 - Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Relief Act 1 (1 D)
H.R. 1292 - Disabled Veterans Commissary and Exchange Store Benefits Act 26 (11 R, 15 D)
H.R. 1038 - Ensuring VA Employee Accountability Act 1 (1 R)
H.R. 992 - Veterans Air Travel Streamlining Act of 2015 2 (2 R)
H.R. 969 - Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2015 330 (157 R, 173 D)
H.R. 969 - 2/13/2015--Introduced.Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2015 Includes as part of the Republic of Vietnam its territorial seas for purposes of the presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure by veterans to certain herbicide agents while in Vietnam. 330 (157 R, 173 D)
H.R. 627 - Bill to Provide Benefits for Displaced/Homeless Veterans 6 (1 R, 5 D)
H.R. 474 - Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act 5 (2 R, 3 D)
H.R. 359 - Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act 37 (20 R, 17 D)
H.R. 203 - Now Public Law. Clay Hunt SAV Act 40 (13 R, 27 D)
H.R. 91 - Veteran's I.D. Card Act 83 (47 R, 36 D)
H.R. 91 - Veteran's I.D. Card Act 83 (47 R, 36 D)
VA Health Care Issues
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors 
S. 841 - Expand Eligibility for Veteran's Choice Act of 2014 8 (8 R)
Transition and Employment
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors 
H.R. 2835 - Border Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015 19 (15 R, 4 D)
H.R. 1694 - Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act of 2015 6 (6 R)
H.R. 1382 - Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment Act 9 (3 R, 6 D)
H.R. 1313 - Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Relief Act 1 (1 D)
H.R. 76 - HERO Transition from Battlespace to Workplace Act of 2015 6 (6 D)
GI Bill and Active Duty Education
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors 
S. 602 - GI Bill Fairness Act of 2015 3 (2 R, 1 D)
H.R. 748 - GI Bill STEM Extension Act of 2015 19 (6 R, 13 D)
H.R. 475 - GI Bill Processing Improvement Act of 2015 4 (4 R)
Guard and Reserve Issues
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors 
S. 895 - Armed Forces Federal Student Loan Deferment 1 (1 D)
Military Spouse and Family
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors 
H.R. 2573 - Dignity for America’s Military Families Act 2 (1 R, 1 D)
H.R. 1845 - Military Family Leave Act of 2015 33 (2 R, 31 D)
H.R. 1100 - Military Spouse Job Continuity Act of 2015 144 (54 R, 90 D)
H.R. 991 - Children of Military Service Members Commemorative Lapel Pin Act 5 (5 R)
Wounded Warrior Programs
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors 
H.R. 356 - Wounded Warrior Employment Improvement Act 11 (2 R, 9 D)
Active Duty Issues
Bill Name  Number of Sponsors 
S. 1376 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 1 (1 R)
H.R. 1735 - National Defense Authorization Act for FY2016 2 (1 R, 1 D)
H.R. 190 - Making Servicemember Foreclosure Protections Permanent Act 1 (1 D)



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