Congressional retreat on pension cuts for disabled vets

The pension cuts have drawn fierce opposition from veterans groups and lawmakers in both parties, but it's unclear whether the entire provision will be repealed.

Congressional retreat on pension cuts for disabled vets

A massive spending bill taking shape on Capitol Hill is likely to repeal a recently enacted pension cut for disabled veterans. Capitol Hill aides said Wednesday that the $1 trillion-plus omnibus spending bill measure will reverse a 1 percentage point cut to annual cost-of-living increases that was inadvertently applied to more than 63,000 veterans who […]

Male vets prefer Romney while women support Obama

Male vets prefer Romney while women support Obama

Military veterans — mostly older men — clearly support presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney over incumbent President Barack Obama, a new Gallup poll shows. Some 58 percent of veterans support Romney, compared to just 34 percent who prefer Obama, Gallup found in an April 11-March survey. Among non-vets, Obama leads Romney 48-44 percent but […]

Gulf War illness will get ‘second look’

Two decades after the Gulf War that left many Veterans with illnesses, the Veterans Affairs Department says it will finally take a look at those illnesses to see if they were related to the conflict. The long-overdue decision comes far too late for many veterans who have died from a rash of illnesses but many […]