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Many GI Bill-eligible programs currently receive no scrutiny from the agency most familiar with those education benefits.
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Eligible veterans can now choose between VA or private health care, if wait times are too long or distance is an issue, but that choice has limits.
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U.S. Sen. Richard Burr pays tribute to fellow North Carolina resident Jerry Hedrick, who passed away Aug. 25 during the national convention in Charlotte.
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Senate measure would restore federally funded veterans job-search specialists who were cut in April.
Both senators thank Legion for its service, pledge to help turnaround at Department of Veterans Affairs.
Staff from House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees explained details of the law's impact on the VA and veterans.
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National commander joins ceremony that will provide emergency funds for veterans trying to get medical appointments.
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Congressional leaders praised for reaching agreement and passing emergency legislation to speed up and improve delivery of VA health care for veterans.
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Measure will seek to correct longstanding systemic problems within the department.
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More than 2,000 veterans have come to Legion crisis centers in the past six weeks; the Legion's Verna Jones shared some of their stories before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
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Legion testifies before House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on finding a solution to the high rate of veterans suicide.
Legislation would give veterans more choice and flexibility in their health-care treatment under certain conditions.
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Share your views with your congressional representatives on the Legion's Legislative Action Center.
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Organization shares data with Congress from February online survey of veterans with TBI/PTSD.
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Colorado veterans are still waiting for VA to complete a medical center it broke ground for in 2009.
Legion's Legislative director among those at press conference promoting House, Senate bills to increase accountability at Department of Veterans Affairs.
VA says it sees no need for independent oversight of its medical center construction; The American Legion disagrees.
The American Legion wants to strengthen provisions of two pending House bills with the change of a single word.
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.
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.
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Deficiencies and progress in handling of military sexual trauma cases aired in Senate subcommittee hearing.
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.
Pending legislation in Congress would guarantee funding in advance for all VA programs, protecting them from future government shutdowns.
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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