187Nov 11, 2013
Tom Tarantino on Issues Facing Veterans
Tom Tarantino talked about issues facing veterans as they return from combat. Topics included the backlog at the Veterans Department for benefits, issues surroundings mental health, education, ...
193Apr 14, 2013
Veterans Affairs Claims
Tom Tarantino talked about the backlog of claims at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including proposed solutions, and funds allocated to the VA in President Obama’s 2014 ...
888Mar 11, 2013
Cost-of-Living Adjustments and Federal Benefits
Panelists talked about the implications of a proposed reform to cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for Social Security and other federal benefits. The change involves tying COLAs to a chained ...
136May 16, 2012
Veterans' Education Issues
Witnesses testified about an executive order which required colleges to provide more information to veterans, such as the likelihood of military members completing a school’s programs prior to ...
376Feb 29, 2012
Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2013 Budget
Secretary Shinseki, other department undersecretaries, and independent veterans groups representatives testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs fiscal year 2013 budget request. Among the ...
94Jan 27, 2012
Overseas and Military Voting
Panelists talked about progress states had made in enacting new protections for military and overseas voters. They focused on implementation of the MOVE Act, which protects the right of service ...
165Jan 21, 2012
Unemployment Among Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
Tom Tarantino talked about the prevalence of unemployment for those veterans who return home from Iraq and Afghanistan. He discussed his organization, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, ...
462Jul 2, 2010
Veterans and Military Mental Health
Officials from the Defense and Veterans Departments took part in a discussion looking at the range of mental health and counseling services available to returning war veterans. Among the topics ...