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Legion family members urged to contact their representatives and ask them to sign on as co-sponsors of H.J. Res. 47, the flag amendment.
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Senators and Congressmen stage several pre-Memorial Day events to highlight VA backlog problem.
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The American Legion supports a House bill that would improve access to mental health care through non-VA providers.
New legislation would make it a crime to profit from lies about military awards.
Legion backed bill would replace Supreme Court-rejected Stolen Valor Act of 2005.
Military Justice Improvement Act provisions mirror Legion resolution.
Rep. Tammy Duckworth introduces veteran support bill with Legion assistance.
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The 10 pieces of legislation seek to help VA reach its goal of eliminating the backlog by 2015.
In the past two years, the Atlanta VA Medical Center has lost three mental-health patients to suicide.
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The American Legion believes VA should decentralize its programs such as procurement and information technology to improve its efficiency and timeliness.
The U.N. Memorial Cemetery in South Korea will finally get a monument that honors U.S. troops who fought there.
VA stands to receive $152.7 billion in funding for FY 2014, a 10.2 percent increase.
Unless Congress moves quickly, 15 of VA’s medical facilities across the country will be forced to close.
Legion’s national commander asks Congress to ‘for once and for all, say no to TRICARE fee increases!’
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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.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine announces a bill that will enhance Legion’s licensing and credentialing campaign.
Legislation to maintain higher education aid to servicemembers signed into law.
Removing ‘right of first refusal’ hindrance will help ease verification process for veteran-owned small businesses.
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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Growing Legion media now will include regular electronic updates from the Legion Riders, Legislative Commission.
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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.