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TREA-backed Resolutions were passed by the Senate

TREA Members, We are proud to announce that three TREA-backed Resolutions were passed by the United States Senate this month! On September 21st, S.Res 208 was agreed to by the U.S. Senate, which officially established November 12th as “National Warrior Call Day.” The Resolution recognizes the importance of connecting servicemembers and veterans to the support structures that are necessary to transition from the battlefield, especially peer-to-peer connection, focusing on mental health and well-being. On September... Read More

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Congress Returns

TREA Members, As Congress returns from its annual August recess, we wanted to update you on the full agenda facing Members and their staff in the coming weeks and months. For both chambers, the number one priority is to find a way to keep the federal government funded beyond October 1st, which is the start of the next fiscal year, 2024. While there are still ongoing negotiations for a continuing resolution (CR), the threat of... Read More

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PACT ACT - Deadline for Backdated Compensation -

TREA Members, Thanks to the PACT Act , millions of Veterans who were exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances are now eligible for VA health care and benefits. The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that VA will assume or “presume” are caused by exposure to these substances. While there is no deadline to apply for PACT Act-related benefits, there is urgency. Most Veterans and survivors who apply... Read More

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National PTSD Awareness Day

TREA Members, Today is National PTSD Awareness Day, a day we also mark to spread the word about self-screening at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Taking a self-screen can be a good way to start a conversation with your healthcare provider.You can print your results to share with a provider to help them decide whether you should be assessed for PTSD or other conditions. Take the Self-Screen If you think you might have PTSD,... Read More

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Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of 2023

TREA Members, After months of advocacy, we are proud to report that President Joe Biden signed into law the TREA backed Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of 2023 ! The bipartisan legislation will increase compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and military survivors under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The COLA Act will also increase certain VA benefits including disability compensation, clothing allowances, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children... Read More

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Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of 2023

TREA Members, After months of advocacy, we are proud to report that President Joe Biden signed into law the TREA backed Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of 2023 ! The bipartisan legislation will increase compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and military survivors under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The COLA Act will also increase certain VA benefits including disability compensation, clothing allowances, and dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children... Read More

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Letter of Support that TREA has Signed in partnership with TMC

TREA is an active member of The Military Coalition (TMC) and has signed numerous Letters of Support over tha past years. Here is a list of those letters, from 2019 through May 2023. Working together makes us stronger! 2023 May 8, 2023 TMC statement for the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel and the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel regarding priorities for the FY2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). April 3, 2023 TMC letter... Read More

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CALL TO ACTION !! H.R. 2693 - Pay our Coast Guard Parity Ac

TREA Members, On April 14, 2023, Representative Hillary Scholten (Mich.) and Delegate Jennifer González-Colón (PR) introduced the “Pay our Coast Guard Parity Act” (H.R. 2693) a bipartisan bill aimed at ensuring that the U.S. Coast Guard is compensated for their work performed during government shutdowns. In early 2019, the Coast Guard was the only branch of the military that was not compensated while on duty during the government shutdown, which lasted over a month. This... Read More

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