Six bills approved by House Veterans Affairs Committee

Thursday - 9/16/2010, 5:41pm EDT

The House Veterans Affairs Committee just approved six bills, including an omnibus bill.

The Army Times reports, one of them would create a new veterans job training program.

Another would disallow some types of insurance settlements or court settlements from counting as income that might reduce veterans pensions.

Another proposal doubles the $2,000 monthly pension for living recipients of the Medal of Honor.

The omnibus bill includes a provision aimed at the gun rights of veterans. It would prevent the name of a veteran with a service-connected mental disorder from being included in the FBI database that's used for screening gun buyers unless a veteran is the subject of a judicial review.

While the bills may have made it through the committee, it is unclear if they will become law. Both the House and Senate have a number of big issues to resolve before pre-election breaks.

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