Since the beginning of the 2019-2020 legislative sessions, state legislatures have introduced 79 bills that directly relate to the homelessness of veterans, such as home loans, rental protections and adapted housing.
Governors in at least 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands have activated components of their Army and Air National Guard, the reserve component of the U.S military. As many as 18,000 troops have been activated across the nation to assist efforts to respond to, mitigate and control the COVID-19 pandemic.
NCSL tracks a variety of military and veterans issues including veterans employment and others. This new resource page includes a list with links to NCSL’s military-related publications.
Vietnam Veterans Day commemorates the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and their families and is part of a national effort to recognize the men and women who were denied a proper welcome upon returning home more than 40 years ago.
The NCSL Task Force on Military and Veterans Affairs was created to examine issues affecting military-community relations and the health and well-being of veterans. Learn about the work of the task force and how you can get involved.
NCSL works to bring you updated information about bills introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia related to military and veterans issues. Search 2010-2020 legislation by state, topic, keyword, year, status and primary sponsor.