July 18, 2024

VA to Host Town Hall Meeting April 22

VA

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer reminds veterans to visit the Charlotte Hall VA Clinic to learn about expanded VA health care and benefits available to vets under the PACT Act. A town hall meeting will be held April 22, 2023.

House OKs Its Version of Defense Budget

Shutdown

The US House has approved its version of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, and also gave the OK to open an independent investigation of US failures in Afghanistan, require women to register for the draft, and change how the military prosecutes sex assault.

US Asked to Stop Osprey Flights in Japan

Osprey

Japan has asked the US to halt Osprey flights there after the US Navy and Marine Corps called off the search for three Marines who disappeared after an MV-22 crashed off the coast of Australia last weekend. Critics in Japan say the Osprey, which takes off and lands like a helicopter but can fly like an airplane, is unsafe.

Hill Debates FY14 Defense Budget

Pentagon Capitol

The 2014 defense bill must pass by Dec. 12 to avoid a $50 billion cut hitting the Pentagon mid-January.

Veterans Support Services Need Simplification

Congressman Steny Hoyer meets with Three Oaks & Walden: Funding isn’t the issue, red tape prevents vets from receiving full benefits in some cases.