Veteran Bill Tracker
WWP proudly serves as a voice for our nation’s warriors in Washington, D.C., advocating for the issues that matter to them most. Using the data collected from our Annual Warrior Survey and feedback from warriors, and by talking with members of Congress, we push for policies and initiatives that can make a real difference in the lives of millions of warriors, family members, and caregivers. We directly represent WWP’s 185,000 registered post-9/11 warriors and their families, and on broader issues, as many as 20 million of our nation’s veterans from all generations.
Toxic Exposure in the American Military (TEAM) Act
The Toxic Exposure in the American Military (TEAM) Act would improve health care for veterans who were exposed to toxic substances.
Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act
The Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act would establish a service connection for veterans who served in areas of known exposure and are now suffering from certain diseases.
Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act
The Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act would formally recognize that post-9/11 veterans who served near burn pits were exposed to airborne hazards and toxins.
K2 Veterans Care Act
The K2 Veterans Care Act would provide health care and benefits to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances while serving at Karshi Khanabad Air Base, Uzbekistan.
Women Veterans Transitional Residence Utilizing Support and Treatment (TRUST) Act
The Women Veterans Transitional Residence Utilizing Support and Treatment (TRUST) Act would analyze the need for long-term, women-specific drug and alcohol dependency treatment programs.
Protecting Moms Who Served Act
The Protecting Moms Who Served Act would provide community maternity care providers with training and support for pregnant and postpartum veterans.
Whole Health & Wellness (Suicide Prevention and TBI)
Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act
The Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act would expand mental health care for rural veterans.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act would ensure that the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is providing high-quality service.
Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act
The Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act would establish a grant program for emergency departments to increase access to follow-up psychiatric services.
Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act
The Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act would establish a program to identify and treat patients in hospital emergency departments who are at risk of suicide.
Major Richard Star Act
The Major Richard Star Act would provide both disability compensation and retirement pay simultaneously for retirees with fewer than 20 years of service and a combat-related disability.
Enhanced Quality of Life
Veterans Expedited TSA Screening Safe Travel Act
The Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act would provide TSA PreCheck at no cost to severely injured or disabled veterans.
Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Location Act
The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Memorial Location Act would establish a National Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall within the Reserve.
Additional Key Bills
The Mental Health Professionals Workforce Shortage Loan Repayment Act would establish a loan repayment program for mental health professionals to help reduce workforce shortages. (S. 1578 / H.R. 3150)
The Helping Emergency Responders Overcome (HERO) Act would improve the detection and treatment of mental health issues among public safety officers. (H.R. 1480)
The Supporting Families of the Fallen Act would increase the maximum amount of a policy under the Veterans’ Group Life Insurance and Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance from $400,000 to $500,000.
The Veteran Employment Recovery Act would expand the Veteran Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to encourage businesses to hire or rehire veterans who have been unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.