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American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz calls on Congress to work more closely with VA to reduce backlog.
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Legionnaires briefed on legislative priorities before Oct. 3 visit to Capitol Hill.
National commander will voice Legion’s priorities before joint session of House, Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs.
House of Representatives passes Legion backed bill to ease restriction on civilian licensing of military truck drivers.
Texas has launched a new program to help reduce VA’s disability claims backlog.
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House Armed Services Committee is warned by DoD on the bad effects sequestration will have on America's military.
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More emphasis on “soft skills” needed in new transition assistance program, says Legion.
VA’s Patient-Centered Community Care progam is improving its fee-basis program, but Legion says more needs to be done.
A Legion-favored package of protections for military families buying or renting homes has been passed by the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
House overwhelmingly passes measure designed to hold up in Supreme Court; bill focuses on fraud aspect of lying about military service.
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Legion backed legislation to protect GI Bill beneficiaries approved by U.S. House of Representatives.
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Senator awarded The American Legion Distinguished Service Medal during organization's national convention in Indianapolis.
Combining many stalled bills on veterans issues, including health care for former Camp Lejeune residents, the House passes the “Honor America’s Veterans” act.
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In a historic hearing, the secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs field questions on transition issues for servicemembers returning to civilian life.
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Veterans who suffer from PTSD as a result of military sexual trauma often have great difficulty proving service-connection.
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House passes bill proposing 1.9 percent COLA increase for disabled veterans.
The Veterans Fiduciary Reform Act of 2012 addresses some Legion concerns.
The Legion advises Congress that culture change at VA is more important than technology change.
On the day honoring Old Glory, Legionnaires are urged to call on their members of Congress to support the flag amendment.
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If enacted, the bill would increase VA’s funding by 10 percent.
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The American Legion’s role in veterans employment was noted by the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
The House passed a bill May 30 that, if enacted, will force the Transportation Security Administration to comply with provisions of USERRA.
The American Legion’s legislative director was a featured guest on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Sequester Replacement Act would help defend Defense budget.
VA’s Office of the Inspector General testifies before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee on false wait-time data.
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The Office of Management and Budget letter says sequestration doesn’t apply to VA programs.
Testimony cites findings of SWS Task Force visit to Montana.
Department of Kentucky service officer among panelists at congressional hearing on how the VA handles disability claims for veterans.
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The American Legion recently supported several House measures awaiting passage.
Legion Family members can sign up for the Legislative Action E-List and help protect veterans benefits.