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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.
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Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs chairman tells Washington Conference attendees that VSOs play a critical role in his committee's work.
Legionnaires briefed on key issues before heading to Capitol Hill today.
Republican representative from Arkansas criticizes Obama, Hagel during speech at Washington Conference.
The lethal pathogen that took the lives of 34 Legionnaires in 1976 has claimed another five lives at a VA hospital in Pittsburgh.
The U.S. Senate bill replicates House version; Legion examines legislation against Resolution No. 283.
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American Legion-favored legislation would allow taxpayers to contribute tax refunds to a homeless veterans assistance fund.
Proposed Act follows Legion resolution to outlaw lying for financial gain.
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President Obama has signed into law legislation authorizing restoration of the Clark Veterans Cemetery in the Philippines, as favored by a Legion resolution.
Legion-backed measure will help student veterans make more informed choices about higher learning.
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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Vermont senator says the Chained Consumer Price Index shouldn’t determine VA’s cost-of-living allowance for disability compensation and pensions.
Going paperless is a “glimmer of hope” for reducing the claims backlog.
Congress is on the verge of increasing TRICARE costs for America’s servicemembers and military retirees.
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Boehner to serve as House speaker again; Pelosi Democratic leader.
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs reviews veterans’ employment challenges and initiatives.
The American Legion promises to work with the president to strengthen VA health-care programs and reduce the disability claims backlog.
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Presidential contenders see eye-to-eye on credentialing and licensing issue.
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Legion campaign to win jobs for military truckers gets boost with new law.
House, Senate committee members engage Legion in lengthy discussion of variety of issues following national commander's testimony.
American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz calls on Congress to work more closely with VA to reduce backlog.
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.
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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