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 and 12 other VSOs signed a letter of thanks to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., expressing appreciation for his help in moving important legislation on VA health care quickly to the Senate for a floor vote.
Although The American Legion applauded a 3.4-percent pay increase for servicemembers and an additional 30,000 troops for the U.S. Army, it expressed disappointment that Congress failed to improve certain veterans benefits.
Past National Commander Clarence Bacon likes the way The American Legion’s National Legislative Council keeps Legionnaires in touch with their members of Congress so much that he broached the idea in his state of Maryland.
American Legion National Commander delivered testimony Thursday, Sept. 10, to a joint session of congressional committees. In the testimony, he called for greater attention to the needs of women veterans.