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Pending Senate measures that are Legion-backed include one to expand eligibility for VA health care.
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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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The American Legion will participate in an Oct. 30 press conference on Capitol Hill calling for advance appropriations for all Department of Veterans Affairs programs.
National Commander Dellinger remembers Ike Skelton, who passed away Oct. 28.
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Military and veterans service organizations gather to discuss common legislative priorities.
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VA medical malpractice and over-reliance on drugs alleged in congressional hearing.
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The VA secretary explained the dire effects on America’s veterans if the government shutdown continues.
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The U.S. House has adopted a resolution that would continue funding of VA benefit payments despite a budget default.
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Joan Mooney didn’t have an answer for why VA has not responded to requested information.
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Congress checked in with The American Legion and other VSOs to see how VA’s fully developed claims program is coming along.
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Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee says VA doing ‘good job’ despite criticism.
Topics covered included VA outreach to veterans, helping veterans find jobs, reducing the claims backlog, avoiding TRICARE hikes, and results of the Legion’s research into treatments for TBI and PTSD.
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On eve of national commander’s testimony before House, Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs, dozens of Legionnaires prepped for visit to Capitol Hill.
National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger will lay out Legion’s legislative priorities before a joint House-Senate committee hearing.
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National convention delegates approve three resolutions following IRS field investigations into Legion posts chartered under 501(c)(19) status.
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National Commander Dellinger: ‘American national interests should be clearly identified and defined before military action is taken.’
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Heritage Foundation national security expert warns of "fourth hollow force" since World War II.
Legion will now be able to access federal surplus goods to educate, train and improve the quality of life for veterans.
VA needs to create more inpatient programs for women veterans suffering from the effects of military sexual trauma and reconsider the co-ed approach.
Despite many benefits derived from advance appropriations, VA seems unwilling to receive more.
House amendment directs DoD and VA to complete work on an Integrated Electronic Health Record by Oct. 1, 2016.
Measure that would allow donation of federal surplus property to VSOs awaits Senate approval.
The availability of dependable transportation often decides whether a veteran receives VA health care.
The Legion testifies on several House measures that would improve VA’s claims process.
A new budgetary scoring system may stand in the way of lease renewals.
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The House bill would help servicemembers and veterans get job credentials in the private sector.
The Veterans Health Administration says the House measure needs to clarify the definition of “visual recording.”
Congress passes an amendment that would establish a new, automatic review process for cases of military sexual assault.
House passes Legion-backed defense budget amendment authorizing study of vet small business program by Department of Defense.
Amendment would restore the power of Congress to protect the U.S. flag from desecration.
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