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The availability of dependable transportation often decides whether a veteran receives VA health care.
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The Legion testifies on several House measures that would improve VA’s claims process.
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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.
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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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The American Legion wants in-state tuition rates extended to all veterans.
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All agree that military sexual crimes must be prosecuted vigorously but clash over chain of command issue.
Lying for profit about military honors and awards is now a federal crime.
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A need exists for much more coordination and collaboration among federal agencies.
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.
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.
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.
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!’
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.