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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.
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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.
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.
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With changes expected in Congress following the upcoming elections, it is imperative to have a council in place by January.
Supreme Court hears arguments from Albert Snyder and Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church.
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Legislative Commission reviewing convention resolutions, looking ahead to Legion Day.
Testifying before Congress, American Legion official Ian de Planque said VA must dramatically improve its training programs.
Foster to speak before joint session of House-Senate Veterans Affairs committees.
National Commander Jimmie Foster says that while time is running out in the 111th Congress, there is still plenty to accomplish.
National commander lays out key issues before joint session of House, Senate Veterans Affairs comittees.
Foster testifies during joint session of House, Senate Veterans' Affairs committees.
Legion official Jake Gadd attended a congressional hearing on legislation affecting homeless veterans, TBI and other service-related issues.
Boehner reminds Legionnaires that America is still a nation at war with terrorists.
House Speaker says infrastructure overhaul can put veterans to work and strengthen America.
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During testimony, Legion calls for VA to improve its outreach efforts to thousands of veterans dealing with Gulf War effects.
Communication the key between National Legislative Council, commission members and national staff.
Severely Injured Veterans Benefit Improvement Act of 2009, Fair Access to Veterans Benefits Act among legislation covered.
The American Legion wants VA to recruit more staffers for its polytrauma centers.
The American Legion is calling upon Congress and VA to move quickly in granting benefit claims for three diseases linked to Agent Orange.
National commander urges members to join Pentagon chiefs and demand Congress not pre-empt Don't Ask Don't Tell study.
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American Legion testifies before House Subcommittee on Health on proposed health-care legislation.
Father of slain Marine whose funeral was protested by Westboro Baptist Church has taken his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Female veterans, rural patients and caregiver families are pinpointed for relief in legislation guided by the Legion's priority list.
Rep. Ike Skelton comes out strongly in favor of H.R. 5013, the IMPROVE Acquisition Act of 2010.
Legislation introduced that would recognize Past National Commander Harry Colmery for his contributions to the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944.
Senate passes legislation stating TRICARE meets minimum essential coverage standard for individual health insurance required by the recently enacted health-care reform law.
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Legion representative meets with congressional legislative assistants to discuss various facets of VA claims process.
Legion reps testify before House Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies.