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Three-hour snapshot of The American Legion’s legislative work in Washington shows that the shortest distance to success is rarely a straight line.
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National commander disappointed Senate fails to put partisanship aside on critical veterans vote.
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VA’s under secretary for health, Robert Petzel, defended the department’s track record in responding to Congress on accountability issues.
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Deficiencies and progress in handling of military sexual trauma cases aired in Senate subcommittee hearing.
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New law requires Department of Defense to purchase “100 percent made in America” flags.
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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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Pending legislation in Congress would guarantee funding in advance for all VA programs, protecting them from future government shutdowns.
House Veterans Affairs chairman lodges complaint in letter to VA Secretary Shinseki.
Action still falls short of American Legion requests that future military retirees be protected from cuts.
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Commander says Legion won’t rest until all planned cuts to military retiree benefits are off the table.
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Floor vote protects measure to restore cost-of-living-adjustment benefits from filibuster.
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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 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.
House Committee on Veterans Affairs hears of private industries' best practices in hiring veterans.
Senate Armed Services Committee members agree that COLA cuts to military retirees need to be revoked; DoD urges patience, grandfathering those immediately impacted.
The American Legion’s battle to protect benefits for military retirees and all veterans.
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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.
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.