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Washington Update for Monday, February 27th, 2017

TREA Washington Update for Monday, February 27 th 2017 Today Congress comes back from recess and lots of town hall meetings. Tomorrow President Trump addresses a Joint Session of Congress, so we will have lots of new news Wednesday morning. In the meantime there is a lot to talk about: Interesting pending Legislation More on Concurrent Receipt and the CBO Report VA to Begin Accepting Claims Regarding Camp Lejeune Water Exposure xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Interesting pending Legislation... Continue Reading

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Washington Update for Monday, February 20th, 2017

TREA Washington Update for Tuesday February 21 st 2017 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Concurrent Receipt (Veterans Disability Payments) and the Myth Going Around the Internet We have been receiving many inquiries from members regarding Concurrent Receipt – the fancy term for VA disability payments for military retirees. Apparently there is information going around the internet that has gotten many veterans upset because we ve been asked multiple times about a CBO report that is titled “Eliminate Concurrent Receipt... Continue Reading

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Washington Update for Monday, February 13th, 2017

T REA Washington Update for Monday, February 13 th 2017 Happy Valentine s Day to all of you. Hope you are having a grand time. Every time Washington seems to settle down a little a new drama hits. And that is what it was like this week. However we are getting the heads of the federal departments and agencies confirmed. (Of most concern to us the Secretaries of the Defense Department, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security... Continue Reading

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Washington Update for Monday, February 6th, 2017

TREA Washington Update for Monday, February 6 th 2017 We hope that you did not stay up too late; and are not too tired to read this Update. But what a Super Bowl that was! With all the drama of the game and the glitz of the Half Time show did you get to notice how the Defense Department was involved? Since 1999 DoD has supported the Super Bowl in many ways: including flyovers, musical... Continue Reading

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Washington Update for January 30th, 2017

TREA Washington Update for Monday, January 30 th 2017 We told you that things would begin to pop after the Inauguration but WOW. It has been quite a 10 days. While nominations and Executive Orders have been widely reported by the major (and minor ) Press outlets many events have been happening of particular interest to military personnel; military retirees and veterans. H.R. 303 and H.R. 333 have both been reintroduced to attempt, once again,... Continue Reading

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Washington update for January 16th, 2017

TREA Washington Update for Monday, January 16 th 2017 People are saying good-bye and others are buying houses in DC. Hearings for nominated Cabinet members are running long into the evening. Roads are being closed for security and fenses are being placed all over town. The Inauguration is coming up fast and the things will really get fast and dramatic. But for now: Present VA Under Secretary of Health nominated to become VA Secretary DoD... Continue Reading

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Washington Update for Monday, January 9th, 2017

PHOTO: Sudden Snowstorm- Airmen respond to a sudden snowstorm at Francis S Gabreski Air National Guard Bade in Westhampton beach, NY., Jan. 6th, 2017. The airmen are assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing. During the storn,. mainteinaers used de-icing trucks to prevent snow buildup on the aircraft, and airmen from the Civil Engineering Squadron plowed the runway, allowing operation to continue without delay. Air National Guard phot by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy TREA Washington... Continue Reading

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Washing Update for Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

PHOTO: Military Bowl Embrace- Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, left, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets a relative of Medal of Honor recipient Harvey C. "Barney" Barnum Jr. center, a retired Marine Corps officer, before conducting the coin toss during the 2016 Military Bowl at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., Dec. 27, 2016. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons defeated the Temple Owls 34-26... Continue Reading

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