The Veterans and Military Service Committee engages NACo and its members to develop and highlight county best practices and policies to promote innovative programs, services and benefits for our nation’s military, veterans and their families.
On July 28, 2017 the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation, S. 114, that would provide an additional $2.1 billion for the Veterans Choice Program over the next six months by a vote of 414-0.
On April 5, the U.S. House of Representatives passed by voice vote a measure (S. 544) that would eliminate the expiration of the Veterans Choice Program and allow it to operate until its remaining funds – up to $1 billion according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) – have been exhausted.
On February 28, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that approximately $12 million will be available to the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) as the agency seeks to align the HVRP with the U.S.
On Thursday, September 29, 2016 President Obama signed into law a continuing resolution (CR) that funds the federal government through December 9, avoiding a shutdown and allowing Congress an additional 10 weeks to pass a full funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.