Congress passes cost-of-living adjustment for veterans

Congress passes cost-of-living adjustment for veterans
MGN Online
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 5:55pm

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."

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