- EnactedNovember 2nd, 2017The President signed this bill into law
- The senate Passed October 25th, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Veterans' Affairs
- senate Committees
- The house Passed May 23rd, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
Disability Assistance and Memorial AffairsCommittee on Veterans' AffairsIntroducedMarch 2nd, 2017
- house Committees
What is House Bill H.R. 1329?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 1329
"I am proud to introduce these bills to provide important cost-of-living adjustments to our nation's veterans and their dependents. These measures have received bipartisan support in the past, and I look forward to leading my colleagues to ensure the men and women who have served receive the benefits they have earned."
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) also expressed support for the cost-of-living increase -- but qualified that support by pointing out that this legislation contains a round-down provision which they oppose. The round-down provision results in benefits being reduced to the nearest whole dollar. Over time, this has reduced monthly benefits by about $10 per month.
The 2015 cost-of-living adjustment was about 1.7 percent based off of the increase in Social Security benefits.
- Sponsoring Rep, Mike Bost (R-IL) Press Release
- Disabled American Veterans (In Favor)
- Veterans of Foreign Wars (In Favor)
- Government Executive (Previous Version)
- Military Benefits (Context)