Bush signed the Hubbard Act into law Friday after congress rushed the law through the House and the Senate on a unanimous voice vote from both parties. A loophole in the original Sole Survivor Policy denied soldiers discharged their veteran benefits.
The new law allows a "sole survivor" that is Honorably Discharged after losing siblings and/or parents in combat to retain their health care and other veteran benefits.
It was named the Hubbard Act for Jason Hubbard who was discharged after he lost his second brother in combat in Iraq in a Black Hawk helicopter crash. He returned home to his pregnant wife to find he had lost his health insurance and other benefits.