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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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Veteran-job bills closer to House floor

Veteran-job bills closer to House floor

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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Civilian Service Recognition Act stalled

Civilian Service Recognition Act stalled

Bill giving flags to families of federal workers killed in the line of duty pulled from agenda.

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Legion: Reserve flag honors for military

Legion: Reserve flag honors for military

National commander says Congress should ‘think twice' about bill to present U.S. flags to honor fallen civil servants.

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Foster calls for hearing on PTS medication

Foster calls for hearing on PTS medication

The American Legion - greatly concerned about VA treatment of PTS with ‘useless' drug - calls for congressional hearings.

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Legion supports wounded vets' job security

Legion supports wounded vets' job security

Provision of proposed bill would strengthen USERRA and servicemembers' rights to leave their jobs for medical treatment.

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Senate stands up on Agent Orange

Senate stands up on Agent Orange

American Legion's efforts help stave off Agent Orange amendment, but the work is far from over.

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Caregivers program delivers benefits

Caregivers program delivers benefits

Up to 3,600 families could be eligible for full-time caregiver benefits.

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Tax credit to help veteran unemployment

Tax credit to help veteran unemployment

The Legion supports new legislation that will provide a tax credit to small businesses who hire veterans.

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House bill calls for VA accountability

House bill calls for VA accountability

The House of Representatives is considering a bill that partially addresses accountability among VA employees who process veterans' disability claims.

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Mortgage protection for military homeowners

Mortgage protection for military homeowners

The American Legion has registered its support of more than a half-dozen pieces of legislation designed to benefit military veterans and their families.

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Legion delivering testimony to House

Legion delivering testimony to House

American Legion Legislative Division staff will testify in front of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs subcommittees on economic opportunities, veterans legislation.

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