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1917 - War Risk Insurance
1918 - Vocational Training for WW1 veterans
1920 - Pension for Spanish-American War veterans
1921 - Veterans Bureau organized
1924 - House Veterans Affairs Committee established
1924 - Bonus for WW1 veterans proposed
1930 - Veterans Administration founded
1931 - Star-Spangled Banner adopted as national anthem
1932 - WW1 Veterans Bonus March in Washington, D.C.
1934 - Pension for widows of WW1 veterans
1936 - Bonus paid in cash to WW1 veterans
1943 - Benefits provided for WW2 veterans
1944 - GI Bill passed
1944 - Veterans Preference Act passed
1948 - Subsistence increase for GI Bill
1952 - GI Bill provided to Korean War veterans
1954 - November 11 (Veterans' Day) became federal holiday
1958 - May 1 established as Loyalty Day
1966 - GI Bill provided for Cold War/Vietnam Era veterans
1970 - Senate Veterans Affairs Committee established
1973 - 25% increase in GI Bill benefits
1978 - Veterans Preference in hiring preserved. VA Home Loan amount increased
1979 - First joint meeting of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees
1980 - VA Home Loan amount increased
1981 - POW/MIA benefits established
1982 - Veterans Employment & Training Service (VETS) created in the Department of Labor
1988 - Atomic Veterans Compensation Act
1989 - VA elevated to a Cabinet-level department
1990 - Specific Agent Orange Connection established
1991 - Agent Orange Act of 1991
1991 - Persian Gulf War Veterans Assistance Act of 1991
1992 - Rural Health Care Initiative defeated in Congress
1993 - Persian Gulf Medical Care Legislation

 


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