AUSN

WINTER 2017

Navy magazine is distributed on Capitol Hill,the Pentagon and naval bases around the world. It provides information that impacts Sailors, their families and the Navy. Navy is published quarterly by the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN).

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Department Head Here 13 Association of the United States Navy • S 284-Global Magnitsky Human Rights Account- ability Act • HR 5266-Servicemember and Veteran Financial Transparency Act • HR 5257-Justice for Victims of Military Sexual Assault Act • HR 5064-Improving Small Business Cyber Securi- ty Act of 2016 • HR 5060-Harry Lew Military Hazing Accountabil- ity and Prevention Act • HR 4999-Promoting Value Based Defense Pro- curement Act • HR 4935-Stepping up for American Workers and Troops Act • HR 4909-National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 • HR 1086-General Aviation Pilot Protection Act of 2015 AUSN's efforts resulted in 18 pieces of introduced legislation being signed into law While the NDAA is always one of AUSN's top pieces of legislation, we also support hundreds of other pieces of introduced legislation. Many of these are adapted into amendments within the NDAA, but some make their way to the President's desk independently. In the 114th Congress, AUSN helped 18 pieces of legis- lation become public law: • HR 6416-Veterans Health Care and Benefits Im- provement Act of 2016 • HR 5985-Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2016 • HR 5588-Veterans' Compensation COLA Act of 2016 • HR 5392-No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act • HR 5099-Communities Helping Invest through Property and Improvements Needed for Veterans Act of 2016 • HR 5015-Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 • HR 4352-Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016 • HR 3969-To designate the Department of Veter- ans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Laughlin, Nevada, as the "Master Chief Petty Officer Jesse Dean VA Clinic" • HR 3471-Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016 • HR 3236-Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 • HR 2835-Border Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015 • HR 2496-Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act • HR 203-Clay Hunt SAV Act (Suicide Prevention for American Veterans) • HR 91-Veterans Identification Card Act 2015 • S 3055-Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Insurance Reauthorization Act of 2016 • S 2943-National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 • S 2487-Female Veteran Suicide Prevention Act • S 1004-Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act While AUSN worked for many positive changes in 2016, there was one major area we didn't see a change: the 90/10 loophole. AUSN has called on Congress to close the so-called 90/10 loophole, which some for-profit colleges manipulate to count GI Bill dollars and Defense Department college funding as private dollars to offset their cap on federal funds. According to an Education Department report released at the end of 2016, 191 colleges receive more than 90% of their revenue from federal student aid, GI Bill education benefits and the Defense Department education programs. e full report includes detailed information about the amount and percentage of each for-profit institution's revenues from Title IV and non-Title IV sources. n Michael J. Little is AUSN's Director of Legislative Affairs. Michael J. Little and John Wells prepare to enter the Veterans Affairs building.

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