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Rep. Elaine Luria introduces bill ensuring cost-of-living adjustments for veterans

The act would provide cost-of-living increases for a long list of compensations like wartime disability and dependency and indemnity compensation to children.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria, chairwoman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, introduced a bill to provide a cost-of-living adjustment to veterans.

“Our veterans put their lives on the line to keep America safe, and I remain committed to ensuring they receive the benefits they have earned,” Congresswoman Luria said. “I’m honored to champion a cost-of-living adjustment for our nation’s veterans. I look forward to working with DAMA Ranking Member Bost to get this critical bill through Congress and signed by the President.”

The bill, the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Act, would provide cost-of-living increases for wartime disability compensation; compensation for dependents; clothing allowance; dependency and indemnity compensation to surviving spouses; and dependency and indemnity compensation to children.

Any increases would start on December 1.

Luria, who represents Virginia's 2nd Congressional District, serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.

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