WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), Chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, introduced the Veterans Rehabilitation and Training Improvements Act of 2009.
"Veterans disabled in our current wars are transitioning from military service into a challenging economy that is contracting at historic rates. This bill will give these new veterans more of the help they need by increasing program flexibility and boosting the living stipend for disabled veterans undergoing rehabilitation. These men and women have paid the cost of war, and now we must do more to assist them as they transition back into civilian life," said Akaka.
Chairman Akaka's veterans' rehabilitation bill would:
To view Chairman Akaka's floor statement on the bill, click here.
March 3, 2009