118th Congress 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 225,000 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.
MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION
The Not Just a Number Act
The Not Just a Number Act would require VA to examine veterans’ health care and benefits usage in the Department’s annual suicide prevention report.
The Mental Health Professionals Workforce Shortage Loan Repayment Act
The Mental Health Professionals Workforce Shortage Loan Repayment Act would modify the loan repayment program for the substance use disorder treatment workforce to relieve workforce shortages.
The 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.
The Wounded Warrior Access Act
The Wounded Warrior Access Act would allow veterans to electronically request and receive their C-Files easily and securely.
The VET-TEC Authorization Act
The VET-TEC Authorization Act would permanently authorize the VET-TEC Workforce Training Program.
The Military Spouse Hiring Act
The Military Spouse Hiring Act would amend the tax code to expand the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to include and incentivize the hiring of military spouses.
The Servicemembers and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act
The Servicemembers and Veterans Empowerment and Support Act would expand the evidentiary standard for military sexual trauma survivors applying for VA disability benefits.
The Maternal Health for Veterans Act
The Maternal Health for Veterans Act would provide support for VA maternity health care and coordination programs.
The Innovative Cognitive Care for Veterans Act
The Innovative Cognitive Care for Veterans Act would establish a pilot program to provide veterans access to telehealth and other innovative technologies that slow the progression of cognitive disorders.
The Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act
The Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act would codify programs like Veteran Directed Care (VDC) and Purchased Skilled Home Care and expand their availability around the country.
The Veterans Caregiver Application and Appeals Reform (CARE) Act
The CARE Act would improve the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) of veterans.
ENHANCED QUALITY OF LIFE
The Autonomy for Disabled Veterans Act
The Autonomy for Disabled Veterans Act would increase the maximum amount authorized under the Home Improvements and Structural Alterations grant program to $10,000 for veterans with a service-connected disability and $5,000 for those with disabilities that are not service-connected.
The Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act
The Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration through FY2028, including disability-related provisions.
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS WORKFORCE & MONDERNIZATION
The VA CAREERS Act
The VA CAREERS Act would bolster VA resources for recruitment and retention of clinicians, particularly those in rural areas.