The Senate passed a bill Monday evening to increase payments to veterans with disabilities.
Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie SandersBernie SandersClinton, Sanders to campaign together in New Hampshire Sanders discourages third-party votes: 'Not the time for a protest vote' Trump: Sanders supporters 'like Trump on trade, a lot' MORE (I-Vt.) introduced the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act, S. 893, which would increase the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates for dependents and survivors of certain disabled veterans.
Sanders argued that the cost-of-living increase was necessary to support veterans who make sacrifices while protecting the country. The increase is the same percentage that Social Security recipients receive.
The bill was passed through a unanimous consent agreement.