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Legion’s fight for American-made flags heard

Legion’s fight for American-made flags heard

New law requires Department of Defense to purchase “100 percent made in America” flags.

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Commander: Keep Senate bill focused on vets

Commander: Keep Senate bill focused on vets

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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Legion: VA must have advance appropriations

Legion: VA must have advance appropriations

Pending legislation in Congress would guarantee funding in advance for all VA programs, protecting them from future government shutdowns.

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Chronology of a COLA War

The American Legion’s battle to protect benefits for military retirees and all veterans.

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Miller faults VBA ‘retaliatory’ tactics vs. Legion

Miller faults VBA ‘retaliatory’ tactics vs. Legion

House Veterans Affairs chairman lodges complaint in letter to VA Secretary Shinseki.

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Senate joins House in restoring COLAs

Action still falls short of American Legion requests that future military retirees be protected from cuts.

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COLA vote not quite enough

COLA vote not quite enough

Commander says Legion won’t rest until all planned cuts to military retiree benefits are off the table.

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Senate moves forward on COLA repeal

Senate moves forward on COLA repeal

Floor vote protects measure to restore cost-of-living-adjustment benefits from filibuster.

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Legion: VA should keep informal claims

Legion: VA should keep informal claims

While standard forms and electronic claims help VA reduce the claims backlog, veterans should not be denied the ability to file informal claims.

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Legion lends support to huge vet benefits bill

Legion lends support to huge vet benefits bill

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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Legion backed in-state tuition bill passes House

Legion backed in-state tuition bill passes House

If enacted, proposed law would grant in-state tuition eligibility to GI Bill student veterans.

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Praise for the Legion in veteran hiring programs

Praise for the Legion in veteran hiring programs

House Committee on Veterans Affairs hears of private industries' best practices in hiring veterans.

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Consensus among committee: COLA cuts were wrong

Consensus among committee: COLA cuts were wrong

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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Legion battles Congress in COLA wars

Legion battles Congress in COLA wars

The American Legion is pushing Congress daily to repeal cost-of-living cuts made to military pensions.

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Legion-backed CORE bill becomes law

Legion-backed CORE bill becomes law

Legislation directs DoD to begin transferring electronic medical records to VA.

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Take action against cuts to military pensions

Take action against cuts to military pensions

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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Legion-backed vets job measures pass Senate

Legion-backed vets job measures pass Senate

Provisions of the Legion-supported Troop Talent Act included in newly okayed defense budget.

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Senate passes budget bill, fails veterans

Senate passes budget bill, fails veterans

The Congress-approved budget bill may be bipartisan, but both parties are leaving America’s retired veterans in the lurch.

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Legion to Senate: Leave military COLA benefits alone

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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Senate on verge of approving COLA reductions

Senate on verge of approving COLA reductions

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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Legion opposed to cutting COLA for retirees/veterans

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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Fed auctions bad for vet business, says Legion

Fed auctions bad for vet business, says Legion

Government ‘reverse auction’ procurement practice criticized by Legion.

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VA claims: A question of accuracy?

VA claims: A question of accuracy?

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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Legion challenges VA claims accuracy

Legion challenges VA claims accuracy

While VA says its accuracy on benefits claims processing is about 90 percent, the Legion’s experience tells a different story.

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Legion backs move to fix GI Bill problem

Legion backs move to fix GI Bill problem

Bill would include foster children and wards under GI Bill umbrella.

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Legion credentialing efforts reach every state

Legion credentialing efforts reach every state

Thanks to Legion and its partners, all states will waive skills tests in commercial drivers license tests for veterans.

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Kerry urges Disabilities Treaty ratification

Kerry urges Disabilities Treaty ratification

Secretary of State assures Senate that ratifying the international treaty would have no impact on America’s sovereignty or its disability laws.

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Legion to Senate: Ratify disabilities treaty

Legion to Senate: Ratify disabilities treaty

National Commander Dellinger sends letter urging swift action to improve accessibility worldwide, up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards.

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Senate bill would expand VA eligibility

Senate bill would expand VA eligibility

Pending Senate measures that are Legion-backed include one to expand eligibility for VA health care.

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Legion pushes for more VA funding guarantees

Legion pushes for more VA funding guarantees

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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