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VA-leased facilities in jeopardy of closing

VA-leased facilities in jeopardy of closing

Unless Congress moves quickly, 15 of VA’s medical facilities across the country will be forced to close.

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Koutz reiterates opposition to TRICARE fee increase

Koutz reiterates opposition to TRICARE fee increase

Legion’s national commander asks Congress to ‘for once and for all, say no to TRICARE fee increases!’

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Legion: Give student veterans in-state tuition rates

Legion: Give student veterans in-state tuition rates

About 40,000 non-resident student veterans nationwide have to make up the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition with their own money.

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Legion-backed Troop Talent Act introduced

Legion-backed Troop Talent Act introduced

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announces a bill that will enhance Legion’s licensing and credentialing campaign.

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Legion-backed tuition assistance lives

Legion-backed tuition assistance lives

Legislation to maintain higher education aid to servicemembers signed into law.

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VA rule change to benefit entrepreneurs

VA rule change to benefit entrepreneurs

Removing ‘right of first refusal’ hindrance will help ease verification process for veteran-owned small businesses.

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Legion-backed Military Tuition Assistance measure passes

Legion-backed Military Tuition Assistance measure passes

Senate passes amendment calling for continued funding of Military Tuition Assistance through fiscal 2013.

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Partnership needed to beat the claims backlog

Partnership needed to beat the claims backlog

VA is counting on The American Legion and other VSOs to help reduce its backlog of disability claims.

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Patient wait times still too long at VA

Patient wait times still too long at VA

Veterans are still enduring unreasonable wait times in gaining access to VA health care.

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Legion reacts to allegations by VA whistleblower

Legion reacts to allegations by VA whistleblower

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.

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Coffman: VA Gulf War Illness treatment ‘embarrassing'

Coffman: VA Gulf War Illness treatment ‘embarrassing'

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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Proposed “SKILLS Act” raises Legion concern

Proposed  “SKILLS Act” raises Legion concern

Act would eliminate Legion-supported outreach and employment programs now overseen by the Department of Labor.

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Top brass detail sequestration’s impact on vets

Top brass detail sequestration’s impact on vets

Greatest effect may be on veterans working in defense jobs.

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The dilemma of electronic health records

The dilemma of electronic health records

Legion challenges VA and DoD on decision to cancel development of the Integrated Electronic Health Record system.

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Duckworth rallies Legionnaires in Washington

Duckworth rallies Legionnaires in Washington

Army combat veteran and congressional representative calls The American Legion “'an amazing organization.'

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Miller focuses on backlog, mental health

Miller focuses on backlog, mental health

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.

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Sanders to Legion: We want your help

Sanders to Legion: We want your help

Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs chairman tells Washington Conference attendees that VSOs play a critical role in his committee's work.

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Know before you go

Know before you go

Legionnaires briefed on key issues before heading to Capitol Hill today.

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Blunt words from Cotton

Blunt words from Cotton

Republican representative from Arkansas criticizes Obama, Hagel during speech at Washington Conference.

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Legionella breaks out in Pittsburgh

Legionella breaks out in Pittsburgh

The lethal pathogen that took the lives of 34 Legionnaires in 1976 has claimed another five lives at a VA hospital in Pittsburgh.

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Senate introduces Stolen Valor Act of 2013

Senate introduces Stolen Valor Act of 2013

The U.S. Senate bill replicates House version; Legion examines legislation against Resolution No. 283.

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Homeless veterans tax bill introduced

Homeless veterans tax bill introduced

American Legion-favored legislation would allow taxpayers to contribute tax refunds to a homeless veterans assistance fund.

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Legion considers enhanced Stolen Valor Act

Legion considers enhanced Stolen Valor Act

Proposed Act follows Legion resolution to outlaw lying for financial gain.

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Veterans cemetery to be restored, maintained

Veterans cemetery to be restored, maintained

President Obama has signed into law legislation authorizing restoration of the Clark Veterans Cemetery in the Philippines, as favored by a Legion resolution.

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President signs student veteran protection act

President signs student veteran protection act

Legion-backed measure will help student veterans make more informed choices about higher learning.

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Cost-of-living benefits threatened

Cost-of-living benefits threatened

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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Sanders opposes cost-of-living reductions

Sanders opposes cost-of-living reductions

Vermont senator says the Chained Consumer Price Index shouldn’t determine VA’s cost-of-living allowance for disability compensation and pensions.

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VA’s paper chase

VA’s paper chase

Going paperless is a “glimmer of hope” for reducing the claims backlog.

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Legion to Congress: Leave TRICARE alone

Legion to Congress: Leave TRICARE alone

Congress is on the verge of increasing TRICARE costs for America’s servicemembers and military retirees.

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House leadership set for 113th Congress

House leadership set for 113th Congress

Boehner to serve as House speaker again; Pelosi Democratic leader.

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