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Veteran Involvement in the U.S. Capitol Breach: Possible Effects on VA Benefits [February 5, 2021]   [open pdf - 451KB]

From the Overview: "On January 6, 2021, a crowd gathered on the U.S. Capitol grounds, breached security, entered and occupied portions of the Capitol building, and damaged federal property. The breach resulted in injuries to nearly 140 District of Columbia Metropolitan and U.S. Capitol Police officers. In addition, the breach led to at least five deaths. According to some media reports' analysis of the Department of Justice's list of individuals charged, approximately 20% of those involved in the disturbances at the U.S. Capitol have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military. This In Focus discusses how a veteran's involvement in the events of January 6 could affect, terminate, or ultimately bar a veteran from access to benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or the Department of Defense (DOD)."

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CRS In Focus, IF11757
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2021-02-05
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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