Politics & Policy
Tue July 29, 2014
VA Bill Offers Help For Local Veterans
Just as Congress is set to go on a summer break, a committee from both houses has negotiated a package to reform the Veterans' Administration and fund more staff to reduce waiting times. And those funds will help veterans in Southern Nevada, says Congresswoman Dina Titus, D-Nevada 1. She was a member of the committee and has added specific provisions to the bill: increased funding for more physicians.
The package also includes legislation pushed by Rep. Titus - access to education funding for surviving spouses of veterans and sexual assault counseling for National Guard members. The National Guard had previously not been covered by counseling benefits.
Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nevada 1