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Legion pushes for alternative opioid treatments

Legion pushes for alternative opioid treatments

Following recent allegations in Tomah, Wisc., The American Legion is urging Congress to pass legislation that would benefit veterans receiving VA care and prescriptions.

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Commander to Washington: solve VA’s problem

Commander to Washington: solve VA’s problem

Legion chief says budget shortfall can’t stand in the way of veteran care.

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Legion urges Congress to re-evaluate fiduciary programs

Legion urges Congress to re-evaluate fiduciary programs

During recent testimony, a Legion representative noted how consolidation of Department of Veterans Affairs fiduciary programs are hampering advocacy efforts and limiting interaction betreen accredited representatives and the VA.

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Legion to Congress: Education, employment programs must consolidate

Legion to Congress: Education, employment programs must consolidate

Recent Legion testimony included recommendations to Congress to improve legislation by condensing veterans education and enployment programs and services.

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The Legionnaire that changed the world

Harry Colmery was tailor-made to assemble the original GI Bill.

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Legion supports Veterans Benefits Delivery Act

Legion supports Veterans Benefits Delivery Act

A pending Senate bill would improve the processing of VA benefits claims.

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Legion: Choice Card has a long way to go

Legion: Choice Card has a long way to go

Legion urged House members to pass The Veterans Access to Community Care Act at recent hearing.

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COVER Act would help VA adopt newer treatments for TBI/PTSD

COVER Act would help VA adopt newer treatments for TBI/PTSD

The measure would establish a commission to examine complementary and alternative medicines.

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Legion expects ‘fully funded’ VA from Congress

Legion expects ‘fully funded’ VA from Congress

A House Appropriations proposal would reduce the department’s funding.

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Legion: Claims appeals court should add judges

Legion: Claims appeals court should add judges

With four current judges retiring, more judges need to be added to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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Legion supports new veteran small business law

Legion supports new veteran small business law

Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act amends current legislation, enablingveteran-owned small businesses to use federal programs.

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Legion pushes for DoD-VA collaboration on pay, benefits

Legion pushes for DoD-VA collaboration on pay, benefits

Subcommittee warned about removing recruitment, re-enlistment incentives.

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Legion testimony focuses on changes to VA laws

Legion testimony focuses on changes to VA laws

Written and oral remarks urged members of the House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity to examine several pieces of proposed legislation.

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Legion: Government has responsibility to treat small businesses fairly

Legion: Government has responsibility to treat small businesses fairly

Testimony amplifies position that veteran-owned companies need fewer obstacles to federal contracts.

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Legion to testify at 3 hearings on Capitol Hill

Legion to testify at 3 hearings on Capitol Hill

Topics include the Veterans Choice Card, veteran-owned small businesses and military retirement compensation.

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Legion proposes education benefits recommendations

Legion proposes education benefits recommendations

Legion's Steve Gonzalez submits written testimony to House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

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Legion to testify on Capitol Hill

Legion to testify on Capitol Hill

Topics include education opportunities for Post-9/11 veterans.

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Commander to Congress: We face ‘historic opportunities’

Commander to Congress: We face ‘historic opportunities’

Helm emphasizes transition assistance, better treatment for PTSD and TBI in hearing before House and Senate committees.

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Helm: Congress needs to act, not just listen

Helm: Congress needs to act, not just listen

National commander tells Legion family members, 'You are the reminder Congress needs to what's right for veterans.'

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Senate VA leaders lay out goals, hopes to Legion

Senate VA leaders lay out goals, hopes to Legion

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee chairman, Ranking Member address Legion during Washington Conference.

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Miller praises Legion for taking on VA scandal

Miller praises Legion for taking on VA scandal

Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Legion efforts paved way for some of most significant changes to Department of Veterans Affairs in history.

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Michaud receives Distinguished Public Service Award

Michaud receives Distinguished Public Service Award

Former U.S. representative praised by national commander for putting veterans first during VA crisis.

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Legion proposes changes to veterans training program

Legion proposes changes to veterans training program

In testimony before Congress, the Legion's Davy Leghorn offered recommendations on the Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service program.

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Legion supports quadrennial review for VA

Legion supports quadrennial review for VA

The bill H.R. 216 would require long-range planning and budgeting strategies from VA.

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Legion reviewing military compensation, benefits recommendations

Legion reviewing military compensation, benefits recommendations

The American Legion is currently reviewing the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's comprehensive report.

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Legion: Privatizing VA is ‘shortsighted’ concept

Legion: Privatizing VA is ‘shortsighted’ concept

Legion's Louis Celli tells House subcommitteee that outsourcing veterans’ health care would be far more costly and fail the special needs of many patients.

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Legion's testimony recommends TAP improvements

Legion's testimony recommends TAP improvements

The American Legion recommended improvements to the Transition Assistance Program during congressional testimony in support of government efforts to assist returning warriors in the transition back to civilian life.

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Legion: VA needs to keep informal claims process

Legion doesn't believe veterans who don’t file standard VA claims should be barred from their benefits.

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Legion: VA claims appeals can be ‘adjudication purgatory’

Legion: VA claims appeals can be ‘adjudication purgatory’

Legion claims specialist tells House subcommittee that veterans who appeal their benefits claims often wait years for final decisions.

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Legion: VA construction issues threaten operations nationwide

Legion: VA construction issues threaten operations nationwide

Roscoe Butler shares Legion's perspective on Department of Veterans Affairs construction issues with House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

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