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House clears increase in veterans’ disability payments

by Christina Marcos: The Hill:  The House on Tuesday evening cleared legislation to increase compensation benefits for veterans with disabilities.

Passed by voice vote, S. 2258 would hike veterans’ disability compensation starting on Dec. 1 so that the cost-of-living increase would match the rate of Social Security benefits.

The Senate passed the measure last week by unanimous consent, and it now heads to President Obama for his signature.

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) argued the annual increase was necessary to support veterans. “Many of those who sacrificed so much in recent and past conflicts are in continued and increased need,” Lamborn said.

To read article, click here:  http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/217975-house-clears-increase-in-veterans-disability-payments

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