Category Archives: limits

Continued limits on VA burial service attendance draw criticism

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An Afghanistan War veteran turned Republican congressman is criticizing the Department of Veterans Affairs for continuing to limit attendance at veterans’ funerals due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, calling it a “disservice” to the sacrifices of those former troops. But VA officials said some of those limits have already been relaxed, and department cemeteries are […]

Big pay raise, limits on troop moves highlight defense budget measure

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A House panel late Wednesday approved plans for a $740.5 billion defense authorization bill which would provide a 3 percent raise for troops, limit the president’s ability to withdraw troops from Europe and Afghanistan, and force the military to reckon with Confederate symbols and legacy on its bases. The legislation already faces a veto threat […]