President Biden signed four new bills, they become law today, they are S. 1031, HVHHA, CJMTFSA and PMWSA
Today President Biden held a press conference in which is signed into law four pieces of legislation involving active and retired military service members including children and surviving spouses of veterans.
The first bill that President Biden signed into law is S. 1031
The first piece of legislation that he will sign into law requires the government accountability office to assess whether there are disparities associated with race and ethnicity when it comes to veteran affairs benefits and disability ratings. This bill will help us better understand how this happened, keep better records.
Notes: The first piece of legislation that President Biden sign into watch does not have an official name that I can find, so for this piece of legislation it will be referred to as S. 1031. https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/1031.
The second bill that President Biden signed into law is Higher Veteran’s Health Heroes Act (HVHHA).
What this piece of legislation is going to do as President Biden explained is this is going to direct the Department of Affairs to create a program to recruit medical service members who have a background in healthcare that have less than one year before depart from the military to be able to take positions at the federal government level such as working at the veteran affairs hospital.
The third bill President Biden signed into law is Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act. (CJMTFSA)
What this piece of legislation is going to do as President Biden explained insures surviving spouses and children of veterans who access the survivors Independence Education Assistance Program (IEAP) are eligible for in-state tuition wherever they choose to go to school in that state or not.
The fourth bill that President Biden signed into law is Protecting Moms Who Served Act (PMWSA)
What this piece of legislation is going to do as president Biden explained will commission a comprehensive study of maternal health study of maternal health challenges facing veterans and will invest in maternal care coordination programs at the veteran affairs.