110th Congress Press Releases

Buyer among Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Honorees

Friday, September 26, 2008

Washington, D.C. – Last night, U.S. Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.) was honored at an annual event hosted by the PVA for his efforts to expand adaptive and therapeutic sports programs for disabled veterans.

House Approves Omnibus Measures for Veterans’ Health Care & Benefits As 110th Congress Nears End

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Washington, D.C. Yesterday in an evening session in the House of Representatives, Congressman Steve Buyer (R-Ind.), the Ranking Republican Member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, helped oversee the passage of two comprehensive veterans’ bills and a third stand alone bill that would increase the special pension for Medal of Honor recipients.

House Approves Veterans’ Measures

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Washington, D.C. Yesterday, the House of Representatives approved a veterans’ benefits package and a resolution commemorating the Honor Flight Network.

Buyer Introduces VA Energy Sustainability Bill

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.), Ranking Member on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 6937, the Department of Veterans Affairs Energy Sustainability Act of 2008.

Subcommittee Continues to Monitor VA Suicide Prevention Efforts

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Washington D.C. - Yesterday, the Subcommittee on Health assessed the establishment of a National Suicide Prevention Hotline for veterans as a component of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) suicide prevention programs.

House Votes to Name Two VA Facilities in Honor of Heroic Veterans

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved the following naming bills that would pay tribute to the heroic actions of notable veterans, and a resolution commemorating the 120-year partnership between the federal government and state veterans’ homes.

World War II Filipino Veterans’ Benefits Bill Ordered Referred

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Washington, D.C. — Today, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs approved a controversial measure, H.R. 6892, that would provide limited compensation to Filipino Veterans of
World War II. The bill was ordered reported by a voice vote.

Subcommittee Reviews Implementation of the Post 9/11 GI Bill

Friday, September 12, 2008

Washington, D.C. — The Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity heard testimony yesterday on where in the process VA is with the implementation of the post 9/11 GI Bill, H.R. 5684, which amends the Montgomery GI Bill educational assistance program for veterans.

Buyer Commends The American Legion

Friday, September 12, 2008

Washington D.C.Yesterday, during a joint House and Senate hearing on the legislative recommendations of the American Legion, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Steve Buyer (R-Ind.) commended the 2.7 million member veterans’ organization for its steadfast support for the military and its mission in the war on terrorism.

House Approves Three Bipartisan Veterans’ Bills

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the House of Representatives unanimously approved two bipartisan measures to improve benefits and services for veterans. The following bills now await action by the U.S. Senate: