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The American Legion is currently reviewing the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's comprehensive report.
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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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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 doesn't believe veterans who don’t file standard VA claims should be barred from their benefits.
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Legion claims specialist tells House subcommittee that veterans who appeal their benefits claims often wait years for final decisions.
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Roscoe Butler shares Legion's perspective on Department of Veterans Affairs construction issues with House Committee on Veterans Affairs.
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Despite American Legion-led inroads, a web of state laws continues to hold up smooth military-to-civilian career transitions.
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This week Capitol Hill experienced an influx of veterans and Legionnaires after welcoming freshmen to the 114th Congress.
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The American Legion has repeatedly called upon Congress to provide advance funding for all VA programs, and to protect them from government shutdown.
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The servicemembers killed or wounded in the 2009 attack should be considered victims of terrorism – not workplace violence.
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The White House and Pentagon support military benefit cuts in an effort to curb growing costs amidst constant budget cuts.
Though applauding some aspects of President Obama’s executive order, National Commander Helm reiterates organization’s long-standing position on the issue.
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The pending legislation would provide more resources for evaluating complementary and alternative medical treatments.
Many GI Bill-eligible programs currently receive no scrutiny from the agency most familiar with those education benefits.
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.
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.
Measure will seek to correct longstanding systemic problems within the department.
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.
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.
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.