House votes to increase cost of living payments to disabled vets

The House on Monday afternoon approved legislation that would increase the rates of compensation for veterans with service-related disabilities, and for survivors of disabled veterans.

The Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act, H.R. 4367, was easily approved in a voice vote. The bill, from Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.), is one of two veterans-related bills debated on Monday.

The other one, from Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), would require federal agencies to give credit to veterans for training they received in the military, as long as the training requirements are similar. A vote on that bill, H.R. 4155, could take place later Monday evening.