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Senator Benjamin Cardin announced he will introduce a resolution commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
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The American Legion’s National Legislative Commission met Feb. 27 in Washington to zero in on its 2012 legislative priorities.
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Lawmakers told that VA construction funding among the areas lacking adequate resources.
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National commander praises areas of budget but expresses concern over major construction deficiencies.
The American Legion weighed in at a House subcommittee hearing on Feb. 9 that examined the quality and effectiveness of VA’s fiduciary program.
Legion-backed pipeline issue examined at House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing.
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A House subcommittee heard testimony on plans to implement the VOWS to Hire Heroes Act, passed last month by Congress.
Legion hears of “serious gaps” in military’s preparedness against domestic attacks.
Inspector General’s report identifies serious deficiencies in VA’s mental health-care system.
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The issue: Whether the remains of 13 American naval heroes should be returned to their native land for proper burial with military honors.
National commander “profoundly disappointed” by impasse, concerned about national security consequences.
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Commander pleased with new incentives to help those who served in uniform find employment as civilians.
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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.
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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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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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.
As congressional “supercommittee” considers major budget cuts, Legion urges members to act now for the troops, veterans and their families.
Yesterday, President Obama asked veterans' service organizations to promote three online government resources available to job-seeking veterans.
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.
Supreme Court hears arguments from Albert Snyder and Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church.
National Commander Wong urges Congress to pass legislation to reduce number of unemployed veterans in United States.
42 Legionnaires from across the nation sit down with members of the Joint Congressional Deficit Reduction Committee.
Legionnaires from across America will descend upon Washington this week to meet with supercommittee members, urging them to avoid further cuts to defense spending.
The American Legion weighed in at a congressional discussion about how to improve patient safety at VA facilities and protect them from staph and other infections.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told the House Armed Services Committee that he supports the current military retirement system.
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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed several bills that The American Legion has been pushing, including the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act.
During mostly informal conversation, Boehner tells Wong he doesn't see a problem with smooth passage of ‘The American Legion Charter Modernization Act.'
During veterans employment roundtable hosted by chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, Wong expresses need for change to Transition Assistance Program.
National commander meets with dozens of members of Congress during three-week period in Washington.