Congress passes cost-of-living adjustment for veterans
Washington, D.C. (KTSM) — The House of Representatives has approved the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act, that will give veterans a 1.5 percent increase in benefit pay.
The legislation has passed both chambers of Congress, and is headed to President Obama's desk for approval.
In a statement on his Facebook page, El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke said he voted in favor of the legislation.
"I represent over 80,000 El Paso veterans, many of whom live on a fixed income from VA disability benefits due to a service connected disability," he wrote.
"This COLA is a modest and necessary increase in benefits for those who deserve them most and it will help veterans to meet the rising costs of necessities such as housing and transportation."