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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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Legion attends patient care roundtable

Legion attends patient care roundtable

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.

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'Can't break faith' with servicemembers

'Can't break faith' with servicemembers

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told the House Armed Services Committee that he supports the current military retirement system.

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House passes Legion-supported bills

House passes Legion-supported bills

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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Commander meets with House speaker

Commander meets with House speaker

During mostly informal conversation, Boehner tells Wong he doesn't see a problem with smooth passage of ‘The American Legion Charter Modernization Act.'

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National commander: TAP overhaul in order

National commander: TAP overhaul in order

During veterans employment roundtable hosted by chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, Wong expresses need for change to Transition Assistance Program.

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Wong wraps up on Capitol Hill

Wong wraps up on Capitol Hill

National commander meets with dozens of members of Congress during three-week period in Washington.

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Two veterans join HVAC

Two veterans join HVAC

Reps. Rob Turner, Mark Amodei, both U.S. Army veterans, join House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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Legion calls for Arlington to change hands

Legion calls for Arlington to change hands

In written testimony submitted to Congress, Legion lays out case for transferring control of Arlington to the National Cemetery Association.

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Commander to testify before Congress

Commander to testify before Congress

Following Commander Wong's testimony, Legionnaires are expected to meet with members of Congress to discuss issues of importance to the Legion.

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Legion backs push to pass VA funding law

Legion backs push to pass VA funding law

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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Commander set to testify before Congress

Commander set to testify before Congress

Legion family members are encouraged to see National Commander Fang Wong testify before Congress on Sept. 21.

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