THE BEST FOR OUR VETERANS: NEW LAWS: DONALD TRUMP
President Donald J. Trump Signs S. 114 into Law
Issued on: August 12, 2017
On Saturday, August 12, 2017, the President signed into law:
S. 114, the “VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017,” which authorizes and appropriates $2.1 billion to the Veterans Choice Fund, extends certain authorities as a partial offset for this appropriation, authorizes 28 major medical facilities leases, and changes a number of VA authorities related to personnel.
President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 2210 and H.R. 3218 into Law
Issued on: August 16, 2017
On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the President signed into law:
H.R. 2210, which designates the community living center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center; and
H.R. 3218, the “Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational
Assistance Act of 2017,” which amends a number of authorities of the Department of Veterans Affairs related to: (1) Post-9/11 GI Bill; (2) other educational programs; (3) administration of educational programs; (4) Reserve Component benefits; and (5) miscellaneous provisions.
President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 2288 into Law
Issued on: August 23, 2017
On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, the President signed into law:
H.R. 2288, the “Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017,” which provides comprehensive reform of the Department of Veterans Affairs benefits claims appeals process.
President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 3819 and S. 1866 into Law
Issued on: September 29, 2017
On Friday, September 29, 2017, the President signed into law:
H.R. 3819, the “Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2017,” which extends certain expiring authorities affecting veterans and their families, including: health care; benefits; homelessness; miscellaneous authorities; and makes a number of technical corrections; and
- 1866, the “Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria Education Relief Act of 2017,” which provides the Department of Education with administrative authority to assist institutions of higher education affected by, or enrolling students affected by, recent hurricanes and tropical storms under two campus-based financial aid programs, and to require a grant program to provide equitable services to children and teachers in private schools.
President Donald J. Trump Signs S. 1266 into Law
Issued on: December 20, 2017
- 1266, the “Enhancing Veteran Care Act,” which authorizes changes to the Department of Veterans Affairs authorities related to assessing and reporting on VA medical centers.
President Donald J. Trump Signs H.R. 1725, H.R. 3122 and H.R. 4533 into Law
Issued on: March 9, 2018
On Friday, March 9, 2018, the President signed into law:
H.R. 1725, which requires the VA to report on the progress of an initiative to improve processing of certain veterans’ claims for disability benefits;
H.R. 3122, the “Veterans Care Financial Protection Act of 2017,”
which requires the VA to publish on its Internet website a warning about certain financial and legal practices that could alter a veteran’s eligibility for benefits; and
H.R. 4533, which designates the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lexington, Kentucky, as the Lexington VA Health Care System and makes certain other designations.
Donald J. Trump
President Donald J. Trump Takes Care of Veterans from the Battlefront to the Home Front
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