Sweeping veterans legislation including 'crown jewel' women vets bill becomes law

Airmen stand at attention during a retreat ceremony March 30, 2018, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. An all-female formation was coordinated in honor of Women’s History Month, which brings attention to the accomplishments and achievements of women throughout history.
Airmen stand at attention during a retreat ceremony March 30, 2018, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. An all-female formation was coordinated in honor of Women’s History Month, which brings attention to the accomplishments and achievements of women throughout history. Photo credit Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony/Air Force

A major omnibus package of veterans bills aimed at helping women veterans, Native veterans, homeless veterans, providing additional pandemic aid for veterans and more became law on Tuesday with President Donald Trump's signature.

The major package of veteran legislation -- the Johnny Isakson and David P Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act -- passed out of Congress with broad bipartisan support. It features several key measures, including a landmark bill for women veterans, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the "crown jewel" of the overall legislation and "the most comprehensive bill for women veterans in over a decade."