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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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Legion wants VA to manage Arlington

Legion wants VA to manage Arlington

Organization calls for Army to be relieved of Arlington National Cemetery management.

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13 U.S. sailors remain buried in Libya

13 U.S. sailors remain buried in Libya

Senate lags on supporting the return of 19th-century naval heroes killed at Tripoli.

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Senators follow Legion TRICARE suggestion

Senators follow Legion TRICARE suggestion

Armed Services Committee approves measure that includes Legion-endorsed statutory limitation on TRICARE fee increases.

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Change needed to deter sexual abuse

Change needed to deter sexual abuse

During a June 13 congressional hearing, The American Legion testified on the "utterly unacceptable" incidents of sexual assaults being reported at VA facilities.

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Legion backs bill package

Legion backs bill package

Vet-friendly legislation includes Hiring Heroes Act, bill prohibiting protests within 300 feet of military funerals.

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Legion testifies on VA Regional Office performance

Legion testifies on VA Regional Office performance

Legislative Division deputy director stresses the need for both accuracy and efficiency in addressing the claims backlog.

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House action responds to Legion concerns

House action responds to Legion concerns

Claims backlog, veteran-hiring practices addressed.

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On the Side of the Veteran

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee leader shares her expectations of VA.

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House moves to cut 'widow tax'

House moves to cut 'widow tax'

The House Armed Services Committee is cutting the ‘widow’s tax’ on the spouses of deceased servicemembers and military retirees.

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