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Legion's Legislative director among those at press conference promoting House, Senate bills to increase accountability at Department of Veterans Affairs.
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The American Legion wants to strengthen provisions of two pending House bills with the change of a single word.
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VA says it sees no need for independent oversight of its medical center construction; The American Legion disagrees.
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Retraining program for older veterans set to expire March 31. Legion appeals for extension.
National commander calls on Legionnaires to speak out on behalf of nation's veterans, military during visits on Capitol Hill this week.
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Recommendations include more transparency at VA regional offices.
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Three-hour snapshot of The American Legion’s legislative work in Washington shows that the shortest distance to success is rarely a straight line.
National commander disappointed Senate fails to put partisanship aside on critical veterans vote.
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VA’s under secretary for health, Robert Petzel, defended the department’s track record in responding to Congress on accountability issues.
Deficiencies and progress in handling of military sexual trauma cases aired in Senate subcommittee hearing.
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New law requires Department of Defense to purchase “100 percent made in America” flags.
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American Legion leader says no other issues need to be attached to legislation to improve health care, education, employment and benefits for those who served our nation.
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Pending legislation in Congress would guarantee funding in advance for all VA programs, protecting them from future government shutdowns.
The American Legion’s battle to protect benefits for military retirees and all veterans.
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House Veterans Affairs chairman lodges complaint in letter to VA Secretary Shinseki.
Action still falls short of American Legion requests that future military retirees be protected from cuts.
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Commander says Legion won’t rest until all planned cuts to military retiree benefits are off the table.
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Floor vote protects measure to restore cost-of-living-adjustment benefits from filibuster.
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While standard forms and electronic claims help VA reduce the claims backlog, veterans should not be denied the ability to file informal claims.
Legion voices backing of massive Senate bill that would expand VA medical treatment and services, bolster veteran employment and educational opportunities.
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If enacted, proposed law would grant in-state tuition eligibility to GI Bill student veterans.
House Committee on Veterans Affairs hears of private industries' best practices in hiring veterans.
Senate Armed Services Committee members agree that COLA cuts to military retirees need to be revoked; DoD urges patience, grandfathering those immediately impacted.
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The American Legion is pushing Congress daily to repeal cost-of-living cuts made to military pensions.
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Legislation directs DoD to begin transferring electronic medical records to VA.
National Commander calls on Legionnaires to contact their elected officials and ask them to vote against the $6.3 billion benefits cut.
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Provisions of the Legion-supported Troop Talent Act included in newly okayed defense budget.
The Congress-approved budget bill may be bipartisan, but both parties are leaving America’s retired veterans in the lurch.
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The American Legion wants the U.S. Senate to cancel a provision in the budget bill that would reduce cost-of-living benefits for military retirees.
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The Senate has advanced a two-year budget deal that would reduce cost-of-living benefits for more than 900,000 military retirees, including those who are medically retired.
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