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If enacted, the bill would increase VA’s funding by 10 percent.
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The American Legion’s role in veterans employment was noted by the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
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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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The American Legion’s legislative director was a featured guest on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Sequester Replacement Act would help defend Defense budget.
VA’s Office of the Inspector General testifies before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee on false wait-time data.
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The Office of Management and Budget letter says sequestration doesn’t apply to VA programs.
Testimony cites findings of SWS Task Force visit to Montana.
Department of Kentucky service officer among panelists at congressional hearing on how the VA handles disability claims for veterans.
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The American Legion recently supported several House measures awaiting passage.
Legion Family members can sign up for the Legislative Action E-List and help protect veterans benefits.
The American Legion recently shared its views on the transition of troops to civilian life before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
The American Legion withholds its support for two bills pending in the House of Representatives.
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs took a close look at continuing delays with VA’s major construction projects, and its effects on quality care.
The House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs recently discussed the current state of America’s national cemeteries.
On March 2, the Senate passed Benjamin Cardin's resolution on commemorating the War of 1812 and the "Star-Spangled Banner."
Senator Benjamin Cardin announced he will introduce a resolution commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
The American Legion’s National Legislative Commission met Feb. 27 in Washington to zero in on its 2012 legislative priorities.
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.
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.