The TAPS Daily - September 25, 2020


Welcome to The TAPS Daily - your source for some of the latest news, resources, and thought pieces from across the military and veteran community during the COVID-19 response.


Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. New bill would expand VA care for burn pit and toxic exposure
    (Task & Purpose)
    The U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Wednesday morning unanimously passed legislation to reform how the Department of Veterans Affairs provides care to service members who face toxic exposure. Coleen Bowman from TAPS spoke at the press conference.
  2. What it means to become a Gold Star family
    (Military Times)
    Sunday is Gold Star Mothers and Family Day. Learn what that means to the surviving families.
  3. Ginsburg becomes the first woman to lie in state in the Capitol
    (The Hill)
    The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman to lie in state in the Capitol on Friday, underscoring her impact as a trailblazer for women.
  4. Hope Rising for Suicide Prevention Summit - September 26 - 27
    (All in the Loop)
    Hope Rising is a global suicide prevention virtual summit for those impacted by suicide and those who passionate about preventing it. TAPS Kim Ruocco will present. Register to take part.
  5. Unemployment, Loneliness Plague Injured Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic
    (Military.com)
    The coronavirus pandemic is hitting wounded veterans especially hard, with many reporting deterioration of their mental and physical health, as well as their financial well-being.
  6. The U.S. just topped more than 7 million coronavirus cases as 23 states report rising numbers
    (CNN)
    The U.S. reached another grim milestone on Friday, surpassing 7 million cases of COVID-19.
  7. Appeals court revives House lawsuit against Trump border wall
    (The Hill)
    A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., revived a lawsuit by House Democrats challenging the Trump administration’s authority to use military funds for a border wall on Friday.
  8. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Tests Positive For Coronavirus
    (NPR)
    The Virginia governor urged citizens to be mindful of not transmitting the coronavirus disease.

 

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