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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.
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House Committee on Veterans Affairs hears of private industries' best practices in hiring veterans.
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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.
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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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National Commander Dellinger: Men, women who served country well deserve to be treated in like fashion once they hang up uniforms.
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Government ‘reverse auction’ procurement practice criticized by Legion.
The substantial chasm between VA and American Legion statistics on the accuracy of claims processing came to light at a hearing on Capitol Hill.
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While VA says its accuracy on benefits claims processing is about 90 percent, the Legion’s experience tells a different story.
Bill would include foster children and wards under GI Bill umbrella.
Thanks to Legion and its partners, all states will waive skills tests in commercial drivers license tests for veterans.
Secretary of State assures Senate that ratifying the international treaty would have no impact on America’s sovereignty or its disability laws.
National Commander Dellinger sends letter urging swift action to improve accessibility worldwide, up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
Pending Senate measures that are Legion-backed include one to expand eligibility for VA health care.
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As members of Congress work on passing a bill for more VA advance appropriations, The American Legion also wants guarantees for VA mandatory funding.
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The American Legion will participate in an Oct. 30 press conference on Capitol Hill calling for advance appropriations for all Department of Veterans Affairs programs.
National Commander Dellinger remembers Ike Skelton, who passed away Oct. 28.
Military and veterans service organizations gather to discuss common legislative priorities.
VA medical malpractice and over-reliance on drugs alleged in congressional hearing.
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The VA secretary explained the dire effects on America’s veterans if the government shutdown continues.
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The U.S. House has adopted a resolution that would continue funding of VA benefit payments despite a budget default.
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Joan Mooney didn’t have an answer for why VA has not responded to requested information.
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Congress checked in with The American Legion and other VSOs to see how VA’s fully developed claims program is coming along.
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Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee says VA doing ‘good job’ despite criticism.