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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.
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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.
Reps. Rob Turner, Mark Amodei, both U.S. Army veterans, join House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
In written testimony submitted to Congress, Legion lays out case for transferring control of Arlington to the National Cemetery Association.
Following Commander Wong's testimony, Legionnaires are expected to meet with members of Congress to discuss issues of importance to the Legion.
Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada urges the House and Senate to quickly pass a bill that provides funding for military construction and the VA.
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Legion family members are encouraged to see National Commander Fang Wong testify before Congress on Sept. 21.
During a recent markup session, the House Veterans' Affairs Committee affirmed its support of several bills favored by The American Legion.
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Bill giving flags to families of federal workers killed in the line of duty pulled from agenda.
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National commander says Congress should ‘think twice' about bill to present U.S. flags to honor fallen civil servants.
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The American Legion - greatly concerned about VA treatment of PTS with ‘useless' drug - calls for congressional hearings.
Provision of proposed bill would strengthen USERRA and servicemembers' rights to leave their jobs for medical treatment.
American Legion's efforts help stave off Agent Orange amendment, but the work is far from over.
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Up to 3,600 families could be eligible for full-time caregiver benefits.
The Legion supports new legislation that will provide a tax credit to small businesses who hire veterans.
The House of Representatives is considering a bill that partially addresses accountability among VA employees who process veterans' disability claims.
The American Legion has registered its support of more than a half-dozen pieces of legislation designed to benefit military veterans and their families.
American Legion Legislative Division staff will testify in front of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs subcommittees on economic opportunities, veterans legislation.
Organization calls for Army to be relieved of Arlington National Cemetery management.
Senate lags on supporting the return of 19th-century naval heroes killed at Tripoli.
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Armed Services Committee approves measure that includes Legion-endorsed statutory limitation on TRICARE fee increases.
During a June 13 congressional hearing, The American Legion testified on the "utterly unacceptable" incidents of sexual assaults being reported at VA facilities.
Vet-friendly legislation includes Hiring Heroes Act, bill prohibiting protests within 300 feet of military funerals.
Legislative Division deputy director stresses the need for both accuracy and efficiency in addressing the claims backlog.
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Claims backlog, veteran-hiring practices addressed.
Senate Veterans Affairs Committee leader shares her expectations of VA.
The House Armed Services Committee is cutting the ‘widow’s tax’ on the spouses of deceased servicemembers and military retirees.