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The House of Representatives is considering a bill that partially addresses accountability among VA employees who process veterans' disability claims.
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The Legion supports new legislation that will provide a tax credit to small businesses who hire veterans.
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Up to 3,600 families could be eligible for full-time caregiver benefits.
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American Legion's efforts help stave off Agent Orange amendment, but the work is far from over.
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Armed Services Committee approves measure that includes Legion-endorsed statutory limitation on TRICARE fee increases.
Senate lags on supporting the return of 19th-century naval heroes killed at Tripoli.
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Organization calls for Army to be relieved of Arlington National Cemetery management.
American Legion Legislative Division staff will testify in front of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs subcommittees on economic opportunities, veterans legislation.
Claims backlog, veteran-hiring practices addressed.
Legislative Division deputy director stresses the need for both accuracy and efficiency in addressing the claims backlog.
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Vet-friendly legislation includes Hiring Heroes Act, bill prohibiting protests within 300 feet of military funerals.
During a June 13 congressional hearing, The American Legion testified on the "utterly unacceptable" incidents of sexual assaults being reported at VA facilities.
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.
Legion-supported legislation would allow veterans to use their Medicare benefits at Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical facilities.
Legion supports legislation that would require records on military sexual trauma to filed permanently.
The American Legion delivered a letter of support to Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, regarding her bill on restricting funeral protests.
Yesterday, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., introduced the Hiring Hero Act bill at a Washington press conference.
Organization applauds House Armed Services Committee for approving defense budget bill that restricts ability to raise premiums in the future.
Organization calling for Congress, White House to ensure all active-duty servicemembers receive full paychecks on time.
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Five-year plan will become 10-year plan beginning in October.
Veterans may now take longer than the previous 120-day requirement to file an appeal with the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Organization’s Legislative Division director testifies before Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.
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Organization wants Congress to review Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Services’ program.
House Veterans' Affairs Committee challenges senior executive, JPMorgan Chase employees to take personal responsibility for SCRA violations.
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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.
The American Legion urges Congress to invest wisely in key infrastructure areas for VA’s fiscal 2012 budget.
Accounts would allow military families to meet childcare, health-care expenses.
National Commander Foster calls reading on floor of House of Representatives ‘music to America’s ears.’
Global war on Terrorism, deepening economic recession among many issues that faced Congress.