GAO BENEFITS STUDY
BVEC's advocacy has resulted in the passage of S. 1031, a bill requiring the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study of racial disparities in the allocation of veterans benefits.
Many Black veterans have been denied military awards due to racial discrimination. BVEC is working to ensure oversights are reviewed and the contributions of these veterans are recognized.
GI BILL REPAIR ACT
Directly following World War II, Black veterans were widely denied housing and education benefits. BVEC is advancing the passage of The Sgt. Isaac Woodard, Jr. and Sgt. Joseph H. Maddox GI Bill Restoration Act to correct this historical injustice.
Burn Pits & TOXIC EXPOSURES
Black veterans disproportionately occupy service oriented roles resulting in a higher rate of exposure to burn pits and toxic chemicals associated with a number of cancers and respiratory diseases. BVEC is advocating for the passage of The Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act to address this.