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Rep. Conaway Vows to Protect Disabled Veterans’ Pension Benefits

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Washington, December 18, 2013 | comments




Contact: Ted Monoson (202) 225-3605


Rep. Conaway Vows to Protect Disabled Veterans’ Pension Benefits


WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) signed on as a co-sponsor of legislation offered by House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., that would exempt all veterans who retired from the military for physical disability, who received combat-related special compensation, or who have a service connected disability rating of 50% or higher, from changes in the Budget agreement that slow the growth of their disability pensions. 

The budget agreement included an unclear provision that unintentionally slowed the growth of pension benefits for disabled veterans.  This is unacceptable and today I co-sponsored legislation that would fix this mistake.  The House will take this bill up, or other legislation that does the same thing, before the changes take effect.  The change in veterans’ pensions does not go into effect until December 2015; nevertheless, we need to fix this in the very near future.  Congress will protect disabled veterans from any harmful changes to their pension.”






Ted Monoson

Communications Director

Congressman K. Michael Conaway

2430 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515

(202) 225-3605


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