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Major Richard Star Act Reaches Key House Milestone


Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), who introduced the House version of the Major Richard Star Act, speaks during a Feb. 28 press conference on the bill in Washington, D.C. He was joined by supporters from MOAA and other advocacy groups, as well as the bill's Senate sponsor, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), right. (Photo by Sean Shanahan/for MOAA)


The Major Richard Star Act, a bill which would benefit tens of thousands of combat-injured veterans by eliminating an unfair pay offset, has reached a critical level of support in the House of Representatives just five months into the 118th Congress.

The MOAA-backed legislation recently cleared the 290 co-sponsor threshold for entry on the House’s Consensus Calendar. Most lawmakers who supported the legislation in the 117th Congress have signed back on, giving hope for progress on the larger concurrent receipt problem.

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