I just read a recent press release from the US Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs about Chairman Akaka’s legislation that aims to improve housing, disability, and employment benefits of the veterans. This is definitely a good news for our retired people despite of the global economy problem that we are facing now. The OMNIBUS VETERANS’ BENEFITS BILL was signed by his Excellency, Pres. George Bush into law last October 10, 2008. Here’s an excerpt of the good news….
Omnibus Veterans’ Benefits Bill Now Law
Akaka’s legislation improves veterans’ housing, disability, and employment benefits
October 10, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today regarding enactment of S. 3023, the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2008.
“Veterans have earned these benefits and more through their honorable service to our country and I am proud that this legislation to improve veterans’ housing, disability claims processing, judicial review and employment rights is now law,” said Akaka.