Thursday, August 16, 2007 6:41 AM
HEY! Let's all get out there~ for Our Own Congressman BOB FILNER, CHAIR of The Congressional Committee for VETERANS AFFAIRS!
LET'S SHOW HIM OFF & SHAKE HIS HAND ~~~~
~~~~~~ FOR ALL THE GOOD WORK BOB HAS DONE SO FAR!
***Democrats Craft Largest Annual Incease in VA Health Care Spending in 77 Years*****
House Veterans? Affairs Committee Chairman Applauds House Passage of Veterans Spending Bill
(June 15, 2007) Washington, DC - ?I applaud my colleagues for passing the largest increase for VA health care in 77 years. H.R. 2642 sends a clear message to America?s servicemembers that this Congress recognizes that taking care of veterans is an ongoing cost of war, and an ongoing cost of our national defense. It represents an unprecedented increase that comes at a time when we are faced with unprecedented needs.
FROM:Congressman Filner's Campaign
Dear Volunteers for Bob Filner,
It's that time of year...time to gather as a community and celebrate Congressman Bob Filner's Birthday! This year we are hosting our annual party at Friendship Park (behind the Chula Vista Public Library) on Saturday September 1, 2007 from noon to 2 PM.
We are requesting your assistance to volunteer at the party. Listed here are a few different positions and times:
9:30 AM Arrive
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Set up
9:30 AM Arrive
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Decorate
11:00 AM Morning Volunteers Arrive
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1st Shift
12:30 PM Afternoon Volunteers Arrive
12:30 PM - 2 PM 2nd Shift
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Please reply to this email: [address removed] or call us at[masked] to let us know if you are interested in volunteering and which position is most convenient.
Thank you for you time,
Congressman Filner's Campaign
Bills Enacted into Law
The John H. Bradley Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic Naming Bill
H.R. 1691 (Bill Summary)
Legislation to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Appleton, Wisconsin, the ?John H. Bradley Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic.?
Passed the House on November 2, 2005 under suspension of the rules by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 407-0 (Roll No. 561). Referred to the Senate Committee on Veterans? Affairs on November 4, 2005. Senate passed by Unanimous Consent on March 13, 2006. Signed by the President on March 23, 2006. Public Law 109-206.
The Servicemembers? Group Life Insurance Enhancement Act of 2005 (SGLI).
H.R. 3200 (Bill Summary)
Legislation to amend title 38, United States Code, to enhance the Servicemembers? Group Life Insurance program, and for other purposes.
Passed the House on July 26, 2005, under suspension of the rules by a vote of 424-0. Passed Senate on September 27. 2005, with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. House agreed to Senate amendment under suspension of the rules on September 28, 2005, by voice vote. Signed by the President on September 30, 2005. Public Law 109-80.
Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment
S. 1234 (Bill Summary)
Legislation to increase, effective December 1, 2005, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.
Passed the Senate on November 16, 2005, by Unanimous Consent. Passed/agreed to in the House: On passage, passed without objection. Signed by the President on November 22, 2005. Public Law[masked]
Respect for Fallen Heroes Act
H.R. 5037 (Bill Summary)
Legislation to prohibit certain demonstrations at cemeteries under the control of the National Cemetery Administration and at Arlington National Cemetery, and for other purposes.
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent on May 24, 2006. The House agreed to suspend the rules and agreed to the Senate amendment by voice vote on that same day. On May 29, 2006, the bill was signed by the President. Public Law 109-228.
Veterans? Housing Opportunity and Benefits Improvement Act of 2006
S. 1235 (Bill Summary)
Legislation to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide adaptive housing assistance to disabled veterans residing temporarily in housing owned by a family member and to make direct housing loans to Native American veterans; make modifications to the Advisory Committee on Veterans Employment and Training within the Department of Labor; provide Life and Health Insurance coverage to certain veterans and their family members; and for other purposes.
Passed the Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the title by Unanimous Consent on September 28, 2005. Passed the House on May 22, 2006 with an amendment, and an amendment to the title under suspension of the rules by 372 to 0 (Roll No. 177). Senate agreed to the House amendments on May 25, 2006. Bill presented to the President on June 7, 2006. On June 15, 2006, the bill was signed by the President. Public Law 109-233.
The Jack C. Montgomery Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Naming Bill
S. 3829 (Bill Summary)
Legislative to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is Muskogee, Oklahoma as the "Jack C. Montgomery Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center."
Passed the House on on May 9, 2006 under suspension of the rules by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 407-0 (Roll No. 130). Referred to the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on May 10, 2006. On May 26, 2006, the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from consideration, and the bill passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent. On June 16, 2006, the President signed the bill into law. Public Law 109-231. Law 109-361.
The Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2006
S. 2562 (Bill Summary)
To increase, as of December 1, 2006, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency indemnity compensation for survivors of certain disabled veterans.
Passed the Senate on September 21, 2006. Passed the House by unanimous consent on September 30, 2006. Presented to the President on October 5, 2006, and signed by the President on October 16, 2006.