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Stay updated on Legion’s legislative email list

Stay updated on Legion’s legislative email list

Legion Family members can sign up for the Legislative Action E-List and help protect veterans benefits.

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Legion testifies at Senate field hearing

Legion testifies at Senate field hearing

The American Legion recently shared its views on the transition of troops to civilian life before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

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Legion testifies on pending House bills

Legion testifies on pending House bills

The American Legion withholds its support for two bills pending in the House of Representatives.

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VA construction projects under review

VA construction projects under review

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs took a close look at continuing delays with VA’s major construction projects, and its effects on quality care.

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Legion attends national cemetery update

Legion attends national cemetery update

The House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs recently discussed the current state of America’s national cemeteries.

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Senate passes Cardin's resolution

Senate passes Cardin's resolution

On March 2, the Senate passed Benjamin Cardin's resolution on commemorating the War of 1812 and the "Star-Spangled Banner."

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Cardin speaks on War of 1812, 'Star-Spangled Banner'

Cardin speaks on War of 1812, 'Star-Spangled Banner'

Senator Benjamin Cardin announced he will introduce a resolution commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

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Legion's 2012 legislative priorities

Legion's 2012 legislative priorities

The American Legion’s National Legislative Commission met Feb. 27 in Washington to zero in on its 2012 legislative priorities.

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Legion: VA budget request not a 'gem'

Legion: VA budget request not a 'gem'

Lawmakers told that VA construction funding among the areas lacking adequate resources.

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Legion: VA budget gets mixed reviews

Legion: VA budget gets mixed reviews

National commander praises areas of budget but expresses concern over major construction deficiencies.

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Legion critiques VA fiduciary program

Legion critiques VA fiduciary program

The American Legion weighed in at a House subcommittee hearing on Feb. 9 that examined the quality and effectiveness of VA’s fiduciary program.

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Friend of the Court

Legion’s amicus curiae briefs center on values, veterans, Scouts and imposters. Recent rulings lean favorable.

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Committee hears Keystone Pipeline debate

Committee hears Keystone Pipeline debate

Legion-backed pipeline issue examined at House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing.

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Hearing held on VOWS Act

Hearing held on VOWS Act

A House subcommittee heard testimony on plans to implement the VOWS to Hire Heroes Act, passed last month by Congress.

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Military ill prepared for homegrown threat

Military ill prepared for homegrown threat

Legion hears of “serious gaps” in military’s preparedness against domestic attacks.

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VA falls short on mental health care

Inspector General’s report identifies serious deficiencies in VA’s mental health-care system.

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Senate to consider fate of Intrepid crew

Senate to consider fate of Intrepid crew

The issue: Whether the remains of 13 American naval heroes should be returned to their native land for proper burial with military honors.

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Legion scolds supercommittee

Legion scolds supercommittee

National commander “profoundly disappointed” by impasse, concerned about national security consequences.

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Obama signs jobs bill for veterans

Obama signs jobs bill for veterans

Commander pleased with new incentives to help those who served in uniform find employment as civilians.

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Legion attends roundtable for veterans

Legion attends roundtable for veterans

Not surprisingly, joblessness among veterans, especially Guard and Reserve members, was the hot topic at a Nov. 16 roundtable discussion hosted by U.S. Senate Democrats.

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House passes jobs bill for veterans

House passes jobs bill for veterans

The House of Representatives has passed the final version of legislation that will help provide jobs for about one million unemployed veterans.

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VA hears cost-cutting strategies

VA hears cost-cutting strategies

The Legion and other veterans service organizations share how the VA could and should save money during a congressional hearing on Nov. 15.

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Senate passes jobs bill for veterans

Senate passes jobs bill for veterans

America’s one million unemployed veterans will soon get a much-needed boost in the job market thanks to an American Legion-backed bill passed by the Senate.

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Legionnaires called to action

As congressional “supercommittee” considers major budget cuts, Legion urges members to act now for the troops, veterans and their families.

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Legion backs Obama's job initiatives

Legion backs Obama's job initiatives

Yesterday, President Obama asked veterans' service organizations to promote three online government resources available to job-seeking veterans.

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Akin introduces burn pit bill

Akin introduces burn pit bill

Rep. Todd Akin is sponsoring a House bill that will create a registry at the VA for veterans diagnosed with disorders associated with exposure to burn pits.

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Snyder v. Phelps case arguments heard

Snyder v. Phelps case arguments heard

Supreme Court hears arguments from Albert Snyder and Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church.

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Commander: Pass job bill for veterans

Commander: Pass job bill for veterans

National Commander Wong urges Congress to pass legislation to reduce number of unemployed veterans in United States.

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Supercommittee members hear from Legion

Supercommittee members hear from Legion

42 Legionnaires from across the nation sit down with members of the Joint Congressional Deficit Reduction Committee.

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Legionnaires to lobby supercommittee

Legionnaires to lobby supercommittee

Legionnaires from across America will descend upon Washington this week to meet with supercommittee members, urging them to avoid further cuts to defense spending.

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