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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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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.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.