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Latest fight over defense bill may push final passage into 2021

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The annual defense authorization bill hit yet another procedural roadblock on Tuesday, this time over an unrelated fight over stimulus checks related to the ongoing pandemic. The latest twist in the fate of the $740.5 billion military budget policy measure — which would authorize new equipment purchases, extend a host of specialty pays for troops, […]

One vet’s GI Bill fight could win benefits for millions of other students

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Jim Rudisill’s five-year fight with the Department of Veterans Affairs over his GI Bill benefits may be coming to an end soon. And the result could benefit millions of veterans hoping for a few more months of payouts to finish their college degrees. Rudisill, 40, is the central figure in the ongoing federal court case […]

One vet’s GI Bill fight could win benefits for millions of other students

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Jim Rudisill’s five-year fight with the Department of Veterans Affairs over his GI Bill benefits may be coming to an end soon. And the result could benefit millions of veterans hoping for a few more months of payouts to finish their college degrees. Rudisill, 40, is the central figure in the ongoing federal court case […]

Fight over $7.2B contract could delay privatizing the system for moving troops’ household goods

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Two unsuccessful bidders on a $7.2 billion contract that will outsource the management of service members’ household goods moves have filed more protests, in a fight that could ultimately push the start of the massive change until late in 2021. The contract doesn’t affect service members’ moves currently under way; all household goods moves will […]

VA to fight court decision giving extra year of education benefits to thousands of veterans

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Veterans Affairs officials have appealed a federal court ruling granting thousands of veterans an extra year of college tuition benefits, likely delaying final resolution on the issue for at least a few more months. Department attorneys on Friday filed paperwork to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to consider the case of […]