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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.
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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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National commander says Congress should ‘think twice' about bill to present U.S. flags to honor fallen civil servants.
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The American Legion - greatly concerned about VA treatment of PTS with ‘useless' drug - calls for congressional hearings.
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Provision of proposed bill would strengthen USERRA and servicemembers' rights to leave their jobs for medical treatment.
American Legion's efforts help stave off Agent Orange amendment, but the work is far from over.
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Up to 3,600 families could be eligible for full-time caregiver benefits.
The Legion supports new legislation that will provide a tax credit to small businesses who hire veterans.
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The House of Representatives is considering a bill that partially addresses accountability among VA employees who process veterans' disability claims.
The American Legion has registered its support of more than a half-dozen pieces of legislation designed to benefit military veterans and their families.
American Legion Legislative Division staff will testify in front of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs subcommittees on economic opportunities, veterans legislation.
Organization calls for Army to be relieved of Arlington National Cemetery management.
Senate lags on supporting the return of 19th-century naval heroes killed at Tripoli.
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Armed Services Committee approves measure that includes Legion-endorsed statutory limitation on TRICARE fee increases.
During a June 13 congressional hearing, The American Legion testified on the "utterly unacceptable" incidents of sexual assaults being reported at VA facilities.
Vet-friendly legislation includes Hiring Heroes Act, bill prohibiting protests within 300 feet of military funerals.
Legislative Division deputy director stresses the need for both accuracy and efficiency in addressing the claims backlog.
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Claims backlog, veteran-hiring practices addressed.
Senate Veterans Affairs Committee leader shares her expectations of VA.
The House Armed Services Committee is cutting the ‘widow’s tax’ on the spouses of deceased servicemembers and military retirees.
Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hears from DoD, VA officials about efforts to provide easier move from one department to the other for wounded servicemembers.
Organization applauds House Armed Services Committee for approving defense budget bill that restricts ability to raise premiums in the future.
Yesterday, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced the Hiring Hero Act bill at a Washington press conference.
The American Legion delivered a letter of support to Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, regarding her bill on restricting funeral protests.
Legion supports legislation that would require records on military sexual trauma to filed permanently.
Legion-supported legislation would allow veterans to use their Medicare benefits at Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical facilities.
Five-year plan will become 10-year plan beginning in October.
Organization calling for Congress, White House to ensure all active-duty servicemembers receive full paychecks on time.
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Organization wants Congress to review Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Services’ program.
Organization’s Legislative Division director testifies before Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.
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