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Legion to weigh in on key issues

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Legion to weigh in on key issues
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Below is a list of pending House and Senate committee hearings scheduled for the next two months. The American Legion will attend all of them, either testifying or submitting written statements for the official record.

The House Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Feb. 3 to review of the Department of Veterans Affairs Contract Health Care: Project HERO. The American Legion will testify.

The House Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Feb. 3 to receive the implementation and status update on the Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act. The American Legion will testify.

The House Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Feb. 4 to examine the budget request for fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012. The American Legion will testify.

The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Feb. 10 to examine the Department of Veterans Affairs budget for fiscal 2011. The American Legion will testify.

The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on Feb. 23 to examine proposed defense authorization request for fiscal year 2011 for the future year's defense program.

The House Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Feb. 24 to explore the relationship between medication and veteran suicide.

The House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees will hold a joint hearing on March 2 to hear the legislative presentation from the Disabled American Veterans.

The House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees will hold a joint hearing on March 4 to hear the legislative presentations from several VSOs.

The House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees will hold a joint hearing on March 9 to hear the legislative presentation from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The House Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on March 10 to examine the structuring the Department of Veterans Affairs of the 21st Century.

The House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees will hold a joint hearing on March 18 to hear the legislative presentations from several VSOs.

On March 18, the House Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold the 2010 Claims Summit.

 

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February 26, 2010 - 9:03pm

Quote: "We've been able to have some changes made to that policy, but many veterans still have that offset," Robertson said. "President Obama wants to eliminate concurrent receipt offsets completely, and his budget request includes funding that would completely repeal concurrent receipt by 2015." With all due respect, President Obama and his administrations proposal does not, "does not", include provisions that would completely repeal concurrent receipt by 2015. Pay close attention to the legislative language of this proposal. This legislation promises to completely repeal concurrent receipt for "Chapter 61" retirees only. This group represents 103,000 veterans. This legislation does not, "does not", cover the largest group of veterans not receiving concurrent receipt. That is the over 450,000 retired disabled veterans under 50% disabled, who have retired from the service, who have a service connected disability. The presidents proposal does not include this group.

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