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Biological Threats

Witnesses, including members of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, testified at a hearing on how to prepare and respond to biological threats.

Environmental Regulations and the Rural Economy

Administrator Gina McCarthy testified on the impact of her Environmental Protection Agency's regulations on the rural economy, including possible effects on farmers and ranchers. She addressed regulations pertaining to the Clean Water Act as well as the Clean Power Plan that regulates gas emissions from existing power plants. Several members also addressed specific concerns in their districts involving the EPA such as the Flint, Michigan, water contamination crisis.

Fiscal Year 2017 Health and Human Services Budget

Secretary Sylvia Burwell testifies at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services fiscal year 2017 budget proposal. She urged Congress to fund the department's efforts to fight both the Ebola and the mosquito-driven Zika viruses, stressing the need to prevent the viruses from becoming a problem in the U.S.

Air Force Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2017

Air Force officials testified at a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing on the service's $166.9 billion fiscal year 2017 budget request.

Afghan Security Forces

Defense Department officials testified at a hearing on the status of U.S. efforts to train and assist the Afghan National Security forces.

A Planned 'Cessation of Hostilities' in Syria

The fighting in Syria will pause next week and aid will be delivered to those who need it most-under a deal announced Friday.

Global Threats

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee, providing an annual assessment of top global threats. He said homegrown attacks by ISIS* pose the most significant threat to Americans at home and the terrorist group would continue plotting against U.S. interests overseas. Director Clapper said North Korea had expanded its Yongbyon uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering spent fuel in weeks or months. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart also provided testimony. * The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.

Generic Drug Approval Process and Accessibility

Dr.Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, testified at a hearing on the accessibility of generic drugs. She talked about progress being made on reducing the drug application backlog, and efforts to expedite new generic drugs to market. After the hearing adjourned, Dr. Woodcock spoke informally with reporters for several minutes.

Iran Nuclear Agreement

State Department Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation Stephen Mull and John Smith, acting head of the Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control, testified at a hearing on implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement. Mr. Mull testified that Iran had complied with everything outlined in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He also testified that there had not been an increase in terror-related funding from Iran since nuclear related sanctions were lifted.

Monetary Policy and the Economy

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on the Fed's semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress.

Scams Targeting Service Members or Veterans

Thank you for your service. We hope you find these resources helpful in avoiding some frequent scams and taking steps if you have been the victim of a scam. Please visit the websites provided below for more information.

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My HealtheVet for online personal health records

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My HealtheVet is VA's online personal health record. It was designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers. My HealtheVet helps you partner with your health care team. It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage your health care.

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Horse Riding Helps Wounded War Veterans

See this video from Discovery News that shows how wounded war veterans are benefiting from horse therapy.

News: Horse Riding Helps Wounded War Veterans

Discovery News reports on Walter Reed Medical Center Horse Therapy Program that helps recent amputees recover from their injuries.

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Well Spouse Association

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SpousalCaregiving

Are you a husband, wife or partner looking after a spouse or partner with chronic illness and/or long-term disability?

Do you feel alone in your spousal caregiving?

Do you feel no one really gets what you are going through?

Or do you know someone else who fits this description?

If so, you (or that person) are a spousal caregiver, and the WSA's twin mottos: "You Are Not Alone" and "When One is Sick... Two Need Help" say it all!

Well Spouse® Association Members find support, sharing and a social community

 

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MaketheConnection.net

MaketheConnection.net connects Veterans and their friends and family members with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their health, well-being, and everyday lives.

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Vietnam Veterans of America

Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.

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Snapshot Of Our Nation's Veterans Infographic

US Census BureauThe United States Census Bureau has this infographic showing a snapshot of our nation's veterans.

Federal, state and community leaders; private businesses; non-profits; and community organizations use information about the military veteran population from the American Community Survey and Economic Census to determine the programs, services and infrastructure that serve the needs of our veterans.

What follows is the most recent snapshot of veterans statistics.

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Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) offices

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a free U.S. Department of Education TRIO program designed to help eligible U.S. military veterans enter and succeed in the postsecondary school of their choosing.

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Veterans and their families may be eligible to file taxes absolutely free

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The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the nation's 2016 individual income tax filing season opens Jan. 19, 2016, with more than 150 million tax returns expected to be filed this year.

People will have several extra days to file their tax returns this year. Taxpayers have until Monday, Apr. 18 to file their 2015 tax returns and pay any tax due because of the Emancipation Day holiday in Washington, D.C., falling on Friday, April 15. The IRS expects more than 70 percent of taxpayers to again receive tax refunds this year. Last year, the IRS issued 109 million refunds, with an average refund of $2,797.

Shown below are several ways Veterans and their families have access to free tax preparation and electronic filing services to keep more of their hard earned money.

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MachoSpouse Teams with USAA for Macho Money

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MachoSpouse teamed with USAA for a financial management video series aimed at Military members and Veterans.

The MachoSpouse.com  Macho Money area has videos filled with valuable financial information including, Definitions, Military Spouse Investing 101, Financial Advice, and Money Do's and Don'ts.

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How to Apply for VA Healthcare Online

How to Apply for VA Healthcare Online

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Celebrating Veterans Service on July 4th - Thank You For Your Service

Thank You

America has a rich, unique history that allows us to celebrate many different things. Freedom is one thing we can celebrate on this Independence Day (4th of July).

While you celebrate with your family and friends, remember our Veterans - and celebrate them and the sacrifices they made for our Freedom.

To all our Veterans - Thank you for your service!

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Video - Find and Apply for Federal Careers

This OPM video has information on finding and applying for federal jobs using the USAJobs website.

The video walks you through the steps that are required to find and apply for jobs in the federal government. The topics that are discussed involve searching for federal jobs, creating your account in profile, managing your account, reviewing job opportunity announcements, submitting applications and following up on your application status.

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Video - Take me out to the Ball Game! A Backpack Journalist Report

A Backpack Journalist interns Hannah and Stacey spend a day at Turner Field Ball Park during the Memorial Day game to interview some interesting people who are dedicated to helping military families, including Gen. (RET) Peter Chiarelli, CEO of 1mind4research.org - a leading organization specializing in treating Post Traumatic Stress Injury.

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Video - Vet to Vet: Prepare Yourself for a Career with the Federal Government

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This video shows several Veterans giving advice to Veterans and transitioning service members about how to prepare for employment with the Federal Government as a civilian.

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