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Sep 27, 2016 News Articles
The Housing our Military Servicemembers (HOMeS) Act, H.R. 6124, which Stivers introduced with U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), would designate former servicemembers as a subpopulation eligible for HUD homelessness assistance that incentivizes and rewards housing grantees to help former military members find homes.
The HOMeS Act will help elevate the profile of veterans and former servicemembers for HUD homeless housing incentives, by explicitly including them as an eligible subpopulation for these payments in the U.S. Code.
Sep 23, 2016 News Articles
Rep. Joyce Beatty this week introduced two bills aimed at helping veterans – both cosponsored by fellow Central Ohio lawmakers.
Sep 22, 2016 News Articles
The east bank of the Downtown riverfront, the Scioto Mile, has become an urban oasis of parkland, playgrounds, fountains and festival grounds stretching from the Arena District to Scioto Audubon Metro Park.
Sep 21, 2016 Press Release
Beatty's new bill would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to partner with public and private entities to increase legal services for homeless and at-risk of homelessness veterans.
Sep 21, 2016 News Articles
The Wounded Warrior Service Dog Act introduced by Massachusetts Democrat Jim McGovern would give $5 million in federal grants each year to nonprofit organizations that train service dogs for members of the Armed Forces and disabled veterans. Other Ohioans cosponsoring the bill include Toledo's Rep. Marcy Kaptur and Joyce Beatty of the Columbus area, both Democrats.
Congressman Stivers and Congresswoman Beatty team up to introduce legislation to designate the Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio as the "National Veterans Memorial and Museum."
Sep 15, 2016 News Articles
Virtually the entire Ohio U.S. House delegation has backed a bill to designate the Veterans Memorial and Museum being constructed in Columbus as the “National Veterans Memorial and Museum.”
Congresswoman Beatty issued a statement on the passing of former State Representative and Director of the Ohio Department of Veteran Services Bill Hartnett
May 30, 2016 News Articles
As of April 1, representatives of veterans organizations can order headstones or markers as long as efforts have been made to consult the next of kin. The rule was changed in large part because of a bill introduced in 2013 by Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Upper Arlington. Stivers’ bill — co-sponsored by Reps. Pat Tiberi, R-Genoa Township, and Joyce Beatty, D-Jefferson Township — sought to change the regulation if the VA failed to act.