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Boehner reminds Legionnaires that America is still a nation at war with terrorists.
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House Speaker says infrastructure overhaul can put veterans to work and strengthen America.
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During testimony, Legion calls for VA to improve its outreach efforts to thousands of veterans dealing with Gulf War effects.
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Communication the key between National Legislative Council, commission members and national staff.
Severely Injured Veterans Benefit Improvement Act of 2009, Fair Access to Veterans Benefits Act among legislation covered.
The American Legion wants VA to recruit more staffers for its polytrauma centers.
The American Legion is calling upon Congress and VA to move quickly in granting benefit claims for three diseases linked to Agent Orange.
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National commander urges members to join Pentagon chiefs and demand Congress not pre-empt Don't Ask Don't Tell study.
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American Legion testifies before House Subcommittee on Health on proposed health-care legislation.
Father of slain Marine whose funeral was protested by Westboro Baptist Church has taken his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Female veterans, rural patients and caregiver families are pinpointed for relief in legislation guided by the Legion's priority list.
Rep. Ike Skelton comes out strongly in favor of H.R. 5013, the IMPROVE Acquisition Act of 2010.
Legislation introduced that would recognize Past National Commander Harry Colmery for his contributions to the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944.
Senate passes legislation stating TRICARE meets minimum essential coverage standard for individual health insurance required by the recently enacted health-care reform law.
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Legion representative meets with congressional legislative assistants to discuss various facets of VA claims process.
Legion reps testify before House Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies.
Authored by Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., the legislation increases the maximum age of dependent children to 26.
VA budget and claims backlog, Legion troop-support programs and concurrent receipt among the issues discussed in the Oval Office.
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A look at key pieces of legislation and hearings moving through or being conducted in Congress.
Deputy VA&R director testifies before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on the problems facing servicemembers moving into civilian life.
At least four either Senate or House Veterans Affairs' Committee meetings will include verbal testimony from The American Legion in the next few weeks. Invitations to other hearings could come.
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee approves comprehensive legislation to respond to potential environmental hazard exposures on military installations, expand efforts to reduce veteran homelessness and strengthen VA health care.
The American Legion has participated in two roundtable meetings with the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee to discuss issues important to servicemembers, veterans and their families.
This legislation amends existing statutes to allow the VA to reimburse eligible veterans for portions of emergency treatment that are not covered by their private insurance.
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Commander Hill says that advance VA appropriations are “an extremely important step forward in the budgetary process, and will go far in giving veterans the health care they deserve.”
New how-to section makes it easier to navigate through Library of Congress site.
Legionnaires are urged to contact their senators and representatives to ask them to support H.J. Res. 47, S.J. Res. 15.
The American Legion is closely monitoring the health-care debate and how it will affect veterans and military retirees.
House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner says medical facilities for veterans and military personnel stand to suffer if a new national health-care system becomes law.