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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.
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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.
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Yesterday, President Obama asked veterans' service organizations to promote three online government resources available to job-seeking veterans.
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.
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.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told the House Armed Services Committee that he supports the current military retirement system.
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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.
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.
Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada urges the House and Senate to quickly pass a bill that provides funding for military construction and the VA.
Following Commander Wong's testimony, Legionnaires are expected to meet with members of Congress to discuss issues of importance to the Legion.
In written testimony submitted to Congress, Legion lays out case for transferring control of Arlington to the National Cemetery Association.
National commander says Congress should ‘think twice' about bill to present U.S. flags to honor fallen civil servants.
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Provision of proposed bill would strengthen USERRA and servicemembers' rights to leave their jobs for medical treatment.
The American Legion - greatly concerned about VA treatment of PTS with ‘useless' drug - calls for congressional hearings.
Up to 3,600 families could be eligible for full-time caregiver benefits.
American Legion's efforts help stave off Agent Orange amendment, but the work is far from over.
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The American Legion has registered its support of more than a half-dozen pieces of legislation designed to benefit military veterans and their families.