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The Navy’s newest carrier, once criticized as a ‘floating barge,’ may be ready for action sooner than expected

At a House hearing a little more than a year ago, Rep. Elaine Luria criticized the Navy’s newest, most expensive aircraft carrier to date, calling it a “nuclear powered floating barge that’s not deployable.” Those comments started a verbal sparring match with then-Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer over the USS Gerald R. Ford, which had …

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Bill Would Let Children Stay On Parents’ Tricare Plan Until Age 26

Rep. Elaine Luria, a Democrat whose district includes numerous military installations, including Naval Air Station Oceana and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, introduced a bill Thursday to allow young adults to stay on Tricare. Currently, dependent children of active-duty or retired personnel lose their Tricare eligibility at age 21, or age 23 if they …

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COLA Increase for Veterans Benefits Passes House

This year’s bill was introduced by Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Virginia, a retired Navy commander, and co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Bost, R-Illinois, a Marine veteran. Both stressed the need for urgent action by the Senate. “During this public health emergency, it is more important now than ever to provide this cost-of-living adjustment to disabled veterans who depend on their benefits …

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