Thousands of veterans deluge VA with claims for toxic exposure benefits, health care
The VA is hiring more employees to provide health care and process applications. But a short-term backlog still is expected.
Already a community pillar, Philly American Legion post looks to its next century of service
Leaders are using a $100,000 city council grant to refurbish the post at 6400 Paschall Ave. in southwest Philadelphia.
New fight opens in Congress over VA policy that sidesteps state abortion bans
Republicans have sharply criticized the VA for changing its longstanding no-abortions policy, with some pledging to keep the status quo.
Law providing health care to burn pit victims ends a decades-old injustice | Opinion
Most important, the PACT Act removes the burden of proof and gives veterans the benefit of doubt at a time of desperate need.
U.S. Senate in turnaround backs aid for veterans exposed to burn pits
The shift came after days of protest and vigils outside the U.S. Capitol, in heat and rain, by veterans outraged at the delay in passage of the $280 billion measure due to objections from Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey. Veterans advocacy groups were intensely critical of the delay as well.
U.S. Senate fails to advance burn pits bill for veterans in dispute over spending
Some members had objected because the federal government would pay for the bill’s $278.5B cost through mandatory rather than discretionary spending.
Want to really honor Pa. veterans? Pass a red flag law | Friday Morning Coffee
About 17 veterans die by suicide every day, mainly by firearms. The laws save lives and preserve due process.
U.S. Senate passes landmark legislation to aid veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., voted against the bill, saying it '[substituted] Congress’ political judgment in place of available evidence.'Je
Bipartisan U.S. Senate bill aiding veterans exposed to burn pits edges toward passage
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., voted against letting the bill clear a key, procedural hurdle.
Pa. House bill hikes cost of birth, death certificates to fight veteran suicides | Thursday Coffee
The cost of the vital documents would rise by $2 under a plan circulated by a Lehigh Valley lawmaker.
Pa. awards $800K in grant money to help veterans find jobs | Thursday Morning Coffee
The Keystone State has the the fourth-largest veteran population in the nation, officials said.
On being a veteran in 2021, and how we can help the veterans of tomorrow | Charles D. Allen
The Defense Department must keep the faith with military members and their families by preparing for their inevitable return to society.