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Veteran-job bills closer to House floor

Veteran-job bills closer to House floor

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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Commander set to testify before Congress

Commander set to testify before Congress

Legion family members are encouraged to see National Commander Fang Wong testify before Congress on Sept. 21.

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Legion backs push to pass VA funding law

Legion backs push to pass VA funding law

Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada urges the House and Senate to quickly pass a bill that provides funding for military construction and the VA.

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Commander to testify before Congress

Commander to testify before Congress

Following Commander Wong's testimony, Legionnaires are expected to meet with members of Congress to discuss issues of importance to the Legion.

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Legion calls for Arlington to change hands

Legion calls for Arlington to change hands

In written testimony submitted to Congress, Legion lays out case for transferring control of Arlington to the National Cemetery Association.

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Legion: Reserve flag honors for military

Legion: Reserve flag honors for military

National commander says Congress should ‘think twice' about bill to present U.S. flags to honor fallen civil servants.

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Legion supports wounded vets' job security

Legion supports wounded vets' job security

Provision of proposed bill would strengthen USERRA and servicemembers' rights to leave their jobs for medical treatment.

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Foster calls for hearing on PTS medication

Foster calls for hearing on PTS medication

The American Legion - greatly concerned about VA treatment of PTS with ‘useless' drug - calls for congressional hearings.

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Mortgage protection for military homeowners

Mortgage protection for military homeowners

The American Legion has registered its support of more than a half-dozen pieces of legislation designed to benefit military veterans and their families.

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House bill calls for VA accountability

House bill calls for VA accountability

The House of Representatives is considering a bill that partially addresses accountability among VA employees who process veterans' disability claims.

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Tax credit to help veteran unemployment

Tax credit to help veteran unemployment

The Legion supports new legislation that will provide a tax credit to small businesses who hire veterans.

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Caregivers program delivers benefits

Caregivers program delivers benefits

Up to 3,600 families could be eligible for full-time caregiver benefits.

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Senate stands up on Agent Orange

Senate stands up on Agent Orange

American Legion's efforts help stave off Agent Orange amendment, but the work is far from over.

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Senators follow Legion TRICARE suggestion

Senators follow Legion TRICARE suggestion

Armed Services Committee approves measure that includes Legion-endorsed statutory limitation on TRICARE fee increases.

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13 U.S. sailors remain buried in Libya

13 U.S. sailors remain buried in Libya

Senate lags on supporting the return of 19th-century naval heroes killed at Tripoli.

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Legion wants VA to manage Arlington

Legion wants VA to manage Arlington

Organization calls for Army to be relieved of Arlington National Cemetery management.

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Legion delivering testimony to House

Legion delivering testimony to House

American Legion Legislative Division staff will testify in front of House Committee on Veterans' Affairs subcommittees on economic opportunities, veterans legislation.

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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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House action responds to Legion concerns

House action responds to Legion concerns

Claims backlog, veteran-hiring practices addressed.

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Legion testifies on VA Regional Office performance

Legion testifies on VA Regional Office performance

Legislative Division deputy director stresses the need for both accuracy and efficiency in addressing the claims backlog.

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Legion backs bill package

Legion backs bill package

Vet-friendly legislation includes Hiring Heroes Act, bill prohibiting protests within 300 feet of military funerals.

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Change needed to deter sexual abuse

Change needed to deter sexual abuse

During a June 13 congressional hearing, The American Legion testified on the "utterly unacceptable" incidents of sexual assaults being reported at VA facilities.

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House moves to cut 'widow tax'

House moves to cut 'widow tax'

The House Armed Services Committee is cutting the ‘widow’s tax’ on the spouses of deceased servicemembers and military retirees.

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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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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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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'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 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: 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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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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