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Removing ‘right of first refusal’ hindrance will help ease verification process for veteran-owned small businesses.
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Senate passes amendment calling for continued funding of Military Tuition Assistance through fiscal 2013.
VA is counting on The American Legion and other VSOs to help reduce its backlog of disability claims.
Veterans are still enduring unreasonable wait times in gaining access to VA health care.
National commander calls for 'thorough investigation' into accusations that Department of Veterans Affairs suppressed evidence of links between Gulf War Illness, environmental hazards to which servicemembers were exposed.
Hearing reveals that Department of Veterans Affairs – as it did with Agent Orange-related illnesses – is taking its time in recognizing that Gulf War Illness is a real disease that needs a cure.
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Act would eliminate Legion-supported outreach and employment programs now overseen by the Department of Labor.
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Greatest effect may be on veterans working in defense jobs.
Legion challenges VA and DoD on decision to cancel development of the Integrated Electronic Health Record system.
Army combat veteran and congressional representative calls The American Legion “'an amazing organization.'
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Chairman of House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs says party politics can’t stand in way of VA’s top priorities: the backlog and mental health.
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs chairman tells Washington Conference attendees that VSOs play a critical role in his committee's work.
Legionnaires briefed on key issues before heading to Capitol Hill today.
Republican representative from Arkansas criticizes Obama, Hagel during speech at Washington Conference.
The lethal pathogen that took the lives of 34 Legionnaires in 1976 has claimed another five lives at a VA hospital in Pittsburgh.
The U.S. Senate bill replicates House version; Legion examines legislation against Resolution No. 283.
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American Legion-favored legislation would allow taxpayers to contribute tax refunds to a homeless veterans assistance fund.
Proposed Act follows Legion resolution to outlaw lying for financial gain.
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President Obama has signed into law legislation authorizing restoration of the Clark Veterans Cemetery in the Philippines, as favored by a Legion resolution.
Legion-backed measure will help student veterans make more informed choices about higher learning.
The American Legion and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont oppose the idea of linking cost-of-living allowance increases with the chained-Consumer Price Index.
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Vermont senator says the Chained Consumer Price Index shouldn’t determine VA’s cost-of-living allowance for disability compensation and pensions.
Going paperless is a “glimmer of hope” for reducing the claims backlog.
Congress is on the verge of increasing TRICARE costs for America’s servicemembers and military retirees.
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Boehner to serve as House speaker again; Pelosi Democratic leader.
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs reviews veterans’ employment challenges and initiatives.
The American Legion promises to work with the president to strengthen VA health-care programs and reduce the disability claims backlog.
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Presidential contenders see eye-to-eye on credentialing and licensing issue.
Legion campaign to win jobs for military truckers gets boost with new law.
House, Senate committee members engage Legion in lengthy discussion of variety of issues following national commander's testimony.