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Legionnaires from across America will descend upon Washington this week to meet with supercommittee members, urging them to avoid further cuts to defense spending.
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42 Legionnaires from across the nation sit down with members of the Joint Congressional Deficit Reduction Committee.
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National Commander Wong urges Congress to pass legislation to reduce number of unemployed veterans in United States.
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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.
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.
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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.
The American Legion has registered its support of more than a half-dozen pieces of legislation designed to benefit military veterans and their families.
The House of Representatives is considering a bill that partially addresses accountability among VA employees who process veterans' disability claims.
The Legion supports new legislation that will provide a tax credit to small businesses who hire veterans.
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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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.
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.
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.
Claims backlog, veteran-hiring practices addressed.