Congress and the Nation is the most authoritative reference on congressional trends, actions, and political and policy controversies. This award-winning series documents the most fiercely debated issues in recent American politics, providing a unique retrospective analysis of the policies the U.S. Congress. Organized by policy area, each chapter contains summaries of legislative activity, including bills passed, defeated, or postponed. No other authoritative source guides readers seamlessly through the policy output of the national legislature with the breadth, depth, and authority of Congress and the Nation.
As the Vietnam war wound down and the military reduced its manpower rolls, the cost of services for veterans and their dependents mounted steadily.
A combination of more veterans, new services and cost-of-living increases in veterans' payments caused the Veterans ...