Senate passes bill to increase benefits for veterans with disabilities

The Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act passed in the House in July, which means the bill will now head to President Obama’s desk for his signature.

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H.R. 4114 directs the secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the rates of veterans' disability compensation, additional compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for veterans with disabilities and dependency compensation for surviving family members by Dec. 1.

Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.) introduced the bill, and the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee leaders, Chairwoman Patty MurrayPatty MurrayOvernight Finance: Senate sends Puerto Rico bill to Obama | Treasury, lawmakers to meet on tax rules | Obama hits Trump on NAFTA | Fed approves most banks' capital plans Overnight Healthcare: Sanders, Clinton ally jockey for health gavel Senate Dems pledge to keep fighting over Zika MORE (D-Wash.) and ranking member Richard BurrRichard BurrHomeland Security Committee pushes encryption commission in new report Clinton endorses Warner-McCaul encryption commission Lobbying world MORE (R-N.C.), supported the measure.

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