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Vet-friendly legislation includes Hiring Heroes Act, bill prohibiting protests within 300 feet of military funerals.
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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.
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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 supports legislation that would require records on military sexual trauma to filed permanently.
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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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Veterans may now take longer than the previous 120-day requirement to file an appeal with the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Accounts would allow military families to meet childcare, health-care expenses.
The American Legion urges Congress to invest wisely in key infrastructure areas for VA’s fiscal 2012 budget.
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.
House Veterans' Affairs Committee challenges senior executive, JPMorgan Chase employees to take personal responsibility for SCRA violations.
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Rep. Jeff Miller, new chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, says an intensive scrutiny of VA is a top priority for his committee.
Global war on Terrorism, deepening economic recession among many issues that faced Congress.
National Commander Foster calls reading on floor of House of Representatives ‘music to America’s ears.’
The Burn Pit takes a look at the election results in some key states and offers up some insight on a few of the candidates.
With changes expected in Congress following the upcoming elections, it is imperative to have a council in place by January.
Congress may be receiving low approval ratings from the general voting population, but The American Legion says lawmakers have come through for veterans issues this year.
Supreme Court hears arguments from Albert Snyder and Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church.
Korean War veteran finds the going tough to see chapel built at veterans cemetery.
Legion official Jake Gadd attended a congressional hearing on legislation affecting homeless veterans, TBI and other service-related issues.
Foster testifies during joint session of House, Senate Veterans' Affairs committees.