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Legion attends seamless transition hearing

Legion attends seamless transition hearing

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hears from DoD, VA officials about efforts to provide easier move from one department to the other for wounded servicemembers.

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Legion praises limiting TRICARE increases

Legion praises limiting TRICARE increases

Organization applauds House Armed Services Committee for approving defense budget bill that restricts ability to raise premiums in the future.

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Legion's concerns on jobless veterans heard

Legion's concerns on jobless veterans heard

Yesterday, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced the Hiring Hero Act bill at a Washington press conference.

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Legion supports funeral protests bill

Legion supports funeral protests bill

The American Legion delivered a letter of support to Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, regarding her bill on restricting funeral protests.

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Legion backs bill supporting MST victims

Legion backs bill supporting MST victims

Legion supports legislation that would require records on military sexual trauma to filed permanently.

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'Medicare at VA' bill introduced in House

'Medicare at VA' bill introduced in House

Legion-supported legislation would allow veterans to use their Medicare benefits at Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical facilities.

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VA adopts construction program plan

VA adopts construction program plan

Five-year plan will become 10-year plan beginning in October.

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Legion: Pay the troops, without delay

Legion: Pay the troops, without delay

Organization calling for Congress, White House to ensure all active-duty servicemembers receive full paychecks on time.

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Legion: Investigate Jobs for Veterans

Legion: Investigate Jobs for Veterans

Organization wants Congress to review Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Services’ program.

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Legion: 'Treat the root' of VA claims backlog

Legion: 'Treat the root' of VA claims backlog

Organization’s Legislative Division director testifies before Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Supreme Court rules for veterans

Supreme Court rules for veterans

Veterans may now take longer than the previous 120-day requirement to file an appeal with the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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Legion supports flexible spending accounts

Legion supports flexible spending accounts

Accounts would allow military families to meet childcare, health-care expenses.

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Legion calls for wiser VA spending

Legion calls for wiser VA spending

The American Legion urges Congress to invest wisely in key infrastructure areas for VA’s fiscal 2012 budget.

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Veterans learn how to run for office

Veterans learn how to run for office

Nearly 70 veterans from across America took part in a two-day “boot camp” at George Washington University in D.C. to learn about running for public office.

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JPMorgan Chase grilled by Congress

JPMorgan Chase grilled by Congress

House Veterans' Affairs Committee challenges senior executive, JPMorgan Chase employees to take personal responsibility for SCRA violations.

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New HVAC chair plans on being thorough

New HVAC chair plans on being thorough

Rep. Jeff Miller, new chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, says an intensive scrutiny of VA is a top priority for his committee.

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A review of the 111th Congress

A review of the 111th Congress

Global war on Terrorism, deepening economic recession among many issues that faced Congress.

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Legion praises Constitution reading

Legion praises Constitution reading

National Commander Foster calls reading on floor of House of Representatives ‘music to America’s ears.’

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Meet the new House, Senate

Meet the new House, Senate

The Burn Pit takes a look at the election results in some key states and offers up some insight on a few of the candidates.

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Legislative council nominations needed

Legislative council nominations needed

With changes expected in Congress following the upcoming elections, it is imperative to have a council in place by January.

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Foster: Congress looked out for veterans

Foster: Congress looked out for veterans

Congress may be receiving low approval ratings from the general voting population, but The American Legion says lawmakers have come through for veterans issues this year.

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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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'A demand on my soul'

Korean War veteran finds the going tough to see chapel built at veterans cemetery.

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Legion testifies on pending legislation

Legion testifies on pending legislation

Legion official Jake Gadd attended a congressional hearing on legislation affecting homeless veterans, TBI and other service-related issues.

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Focus: National commander's testimony

Focus: National commander's testimony

Foster testifies during joint session of House, Senate Veterans' Affairs committees.

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Foster: Veterans wrote U.S. a 'blank check'

Foster: Veterans wrote U.S. a 'blank check'

National commander lays out key issues before joint session of House, Senate Veterans Affairs comittees.

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Down to the final two minutes

Down to the final two minutes

National Commander Jimmie Foster says that while time is running out in the 111th Congress, there is still plenty to accomplish.

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Focus: National commander's testimony

Focus: National commander's testimony

Foster to speak before joint session of House-Senate Veterans Affairs committees.

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VA’s 'inexperienced' workforce must improve

VA’s 'inexperienced' workforce must improve

Testifying before Congress, American Legion official Ian de Planque said VA must dramatically improve its training programs.

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Focus: Legislative agenda, Legion Day

Focus: Legislative agenda, Legion Day

Legislative Commission reviewing convention resolutions, looking ahead to Legion Day.

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