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The Family and Medical Leave Act offers critical access to job-protected leave but falls short for military families, military caregivers, and veterans.
Nov 30, 2023
Molly Weston Williamson
New analysis shows that millions of veterans may experience delays in receiving their pensions, disability compensation, educational allowances, or health care if Congress doesn’t raise, suspend, or eliminate the debt ceiling.
May 17, 2023
Lily Roberts, Sara Estep
New analysis shows that LGBTQ+ service members and veterans face a bevy of social, economic, and health concerns—while contending with the legacy of discriminatory policies as well as ongoing social stigma and limits to benefits.
Apr 28, 2022
This fact sheet summarizes a recent Center for American Progress report on gun suicides among former and current military members in the United States.
Mar 10, 2022
Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Marissa Edmund
Rates of gun suicide are particularly high among former and current military members; there are steps that can be taken to address this challenge.
Mar 3, 2022
Denis McDonough, the new secretary of Veterans Affairs, must work to address his department’s many challenges while supporting the veterans who return from war.
May 17, 2021
Lawrence J. Korb, Kaveh Toofan
Veterans are distinctively situated to verify the security, reliability, and necessity of vote by mail.
Jun 30, 2020
Danielle Root, Will Goodwin
Ensuring that future political leaders provide U.S. veterans with the care and benefits they have earned will require legislators to understand how and why the current system has come to be.
Dec 4, 2019
Lawrence J. Korb
This week, Ed and Daniella sit down with Gloria Calderón Kellet, Justina Machado, and Isabella Gomez—the showrunner and stars of Netflix series 'One Day at a Time'—to discuss the importance of representation on their new show.
Feb 21, 2019
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Ed Chung, Rachel Rosen, 2 More
Kyle Epstein, Chris Ford
Military service members, veterans, and their families have many reasons they need leave, and, along with all Americans, need comprehensive paid family and medical leave policies.
Nov 9, 2018
Trump’s budget is an unmitigated disaster for everyday Americans—including women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, communities of color, and more.
Feb 16, 2018
Eliza Schultz, Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Rejane Frederick, 7 More
Silva Mathema, Connor Maxwell, Heidi Schultheis, Anusha Ravi, Leila Schochet, Leonard Scott IV, Shabab Ahmed Mirza
President Trump’s and congressional Republicans’ budgets cut programs that ensure a basic standard of living for veterans and their families.
Sep 26, 2017
Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Rejane Frederick, Angela Hanks, 2 More
Rachel West, Michela Zonta
The economic security of millions of America’s veterans is at risk during the the upcoming budget debates.
Sep 19, 2017
Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Anusha Ravi
Michele and Igor discuss President Trump's announcement to bar transgender people from serving—in any capacity—in the nation's armed forces.
Jul 27, 2017
Michele L. Jawando, Igor Volsky, Sally Tucker, 1 More
Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alexis Scott relies on Medicaid to help her treat injuries she sustained while on duty in Iraq.
Jul 25, 2017
Aki Suzuki, Michael Richardson, Rejane Frederick
President Trump’s and Senate Republicans’ health care plan would take Medicaid away from nearly 460,000 veterans.
Jun 27, 2017
Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Rachel West, Rejane Frederick
President Trump and congressional Republicans’ health care plan would take Medicaid away from more than 400,000 veterans.
Jun 22, 2017
Rachel West, Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Rejane Frederick
Disability benefits are not the cause of declining labor force participation among prime-age men.
May 18, 2017
Shawn Fremstad, Katherine Gallagher Robbins
On Veterans Day, the Center for American Progress offers a statistical snapshot of the nation's veterans and the challenges they face.
Nov 10, 2016
Carly Evans, Lawrence J. Korb
On Veterans Day, the Center for American Progress offers a statistical snapshot of our veterans and the challenges they face.
Nov 11, 2015
Maryia Statkevich, Lawrence J. Korb
More than 1 million service members and veterans could benefit from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and other common-sense measures to prevent workplace discrimination.
Feb 25, 2014
If passed into law, ENDA could significantly curtail high rates of veteran unemployment.
In light of Veterans Day, this issue brief looks at how immigrants have historically played—and continue to play—a key role in U.S. military readiness.
Nov 8, 2013
Catherine N. Barry
A statistical picture of our service members and the challenges they face.
Nov 9, 2012
Amy Navvab argues that understanding the cultural differences and the unique experiences of our Latino military service members is critical to providing the care they need upon returning home from war.
Aug 7, 2012
Kimberly Griffin and Claire Gilbert present the Environmental Evaluation for Veterans Index, or EEVI, which will provide higher education institutions and policymakers with the tools needed to assess campus environments for veterans.
Apr 25, 2012
Kimberly Griffin, Claire Gilbert
Kevin Hawryluk and Abigail Ridley-Kerr write that veterans have much at stake in this year’s budget debates.
Mar 6, 2012
Kevin Hawryluk, Abigail Ridley-Kerr
Melissa Boteach, Lawrence J. Korb, and Alex Rothman ask whether we really need another nuclear missile in our well-stocked arsenal when that funding could help a returning veteran find a job.
Mar 2, 2012
Melissa Boteach, Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman
Lawrence J. Korb discusses the state of America's veterans and the major issues they're facing right now.
Nov 10, 2011
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