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VBMS: Silver bullet for claims backlog?

VBMS: Silver bullet for claims backlog?

The Legion advises Congress that culture change at VA is more important than technology change.

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Flag Day: A time to reflect, act

Flag Day: A time to reflect, act

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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House passes VA funding bill for FY 2013

House passes VA funding bill for FY 2013

If enacted, the bill would increase VA’s funding by 10 percent.

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Legion recognized in congressional hearing

Legion recognized in congressional hearing

The American Legion’s role in veterans employment was noted by the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

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House passes TSA compliance bill

House passes TSA compliance bill

The House passed a bill May 30 that, if enacted, will force the Transportation Security Administration to comply with provisions of USERRA.

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Legion weighs in on 'State of the Union'

Legion weighs in on 'State of the Union'

The American Legion’s legislative director was a featured guest on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

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Legion commends House defense of DoD budget

Legion commends House defense of DoD budget

Sequester Replacement Act would help defend Defense budget.

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VHA's patient-scheduling system 'broken'

VHA's patient-scheduling system 'broken'

VA’s Office of the Inspector General testifies before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee on false wait-time data.

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Questions remain on VA budget exemption

Questions remain on VA budget exemption

The Office of Management and Budget letter says sequestration doesn’t apply to VA programs.

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Legion testifies on rural health care

Legion testifies on rural health care

Testimony cites findings of SWS Task Force visit to Montana.

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Legion DSO testifies on VA claims process

Legion DSO testifies on VA claims process

Department of Kentucky service officer among panelists at congressional hearing on how the VA handles disability claims for veterans.

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Legion testifies on pending House bills

Legion testifies on pending House bills

The American Legion recently supported several House measures awaiting passage.

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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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