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National commander praises areas of budget but expresses concern over major construction deficiencies.
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The American Legion weighed in at a House subcommittee hearing on Feb. 9 that examined the quality and effectiveness of VA’s fiduciary program.
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Legion-backed pipeline issue examined at House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing.
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A House subcommittee heard testimony on plans to implement the VOWS to Hire Heroes Act, passed last month by Congress.
Legion hears of “serious gaps” in military’s preparedness against domestic attacks.
Inspector General’s report identifies serious deficiencies in VA’s mental health-care system.
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The issue: Whether the remains of 13 American naval heroes should be returned to their native land for proper burial with military honors.
National commander “profoundly disappointed” by impasse, concerned about national security consequences.
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Commander pleased with new incentives to help those who served in uniform find employment as civilians.
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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.
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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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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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.
As congressional “supercommittee” considers major budget cuts, Legion urges members to act now for the troops, veterans and their families.
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.
Yesterday, President Obama asked veterans' service organizations to promote three online government resources available to job-seeking veterans.
Legionnaires from across America will descend upon Washington this week to meet with supercommittee members, urging them to avoid further cuts to defense spending.
42 Legionnaires from across the nation sit down with members of the Joint Congressional Deficit Reduction Committee.
National Commander Wong urges Congress to pass legislation to reduce number of unemployed veterans in United States.
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.
Reps. Rob Turner, Mark Amodei, both U.S. Army veterans, join House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
National commander meets with dozens of members of Congress during three-week period in Washington.
During veterans employment roundtable hosted by chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, Wong expresses need for change to Transition Assistance Program.
During mostly informal conversation, Boehner tells Wong he doesn't see a problem with smooth passage of ‘The American Legion Charter Modernization Act.'
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed several bills that The American Legion has been pushing, including the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told the House Armed Services Committee that he supports the current military retirement system.
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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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During a recent markup session, the House Veterans' Affairs Committee affirmed its support of several bills favored by The American Legion.
Legion family members are encouraged to see National Commander Fang Wong testify before Congress on Sept. 21.