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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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Supreme Court rules for veterans

Supreme Court rules for veterans

Veterans may now take longer than the previous 120-day requirement to file an appeal with the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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Legion: 'Treat the root' of VA claims backlog

Legion: 'Treat the root' of VA claims backlog

Organization’s Legislative Division director testifies before Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Legion: Investigate Jobs for Veterans

Legion: Investigate Jobs for Veterans

Organization wants Congress to review Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Services’ program.

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Legion calls for wiser VA spending

Legion calls for wiser VA spending

The American Legion urges Congress to invest wisely in key infrastructure areas for VA’s fiscal 2012 budget.

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Legion supports flexible spending accounts

Legion supports flexible spending accounts

Accounts would allow military families to meet childcare, health-care expenses.

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JPMorgan Chase grilled by Congress

JPMorgan Chase grilled by Congress

House Veterans' Affairs Committee challenges senior executive, JPMorgan Chase employees to take personal responsibility for SCRA violations.

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Veterans learn how to run for office

Veterans learn how to run for office

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.

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Legion praises Constitution reading

Legion praises Constitution reading

National Commander Foster calls reading on floor of House of Representatives ‘music to America’s ears.’

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A review of the 111th Congress

A review of the 111th Congress

Global war on Terrorism, deepening economic recession among many issues that faced Congress.

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New HVAC chair plans on being thorough

New HVAC chair plans on being thorough

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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Meet the new House, Senate

Meet the new House, Senate

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.

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Snyder v. Phelps case arguments heard

Snyder v. Phelps case arguments heard

Supreme Court hears arguments from Albert Snyder and Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church.

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Snyder v. Phelps case arguments heard

Snyder v. Phelps case arguments heard

Supreme Court hears arguments from Albert Snyder and Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church.

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Foster: Congress looked out for veterans

Foster: Congress looked out for veterans

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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Legislative council nominations needed

Legislative council nominations needed

With changes expected in Congress following the upcoming elections, it is imperative to have a council in place by January.

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VA’s 'inexperienced' workforce must improve

VA’s 'inexperienced' workforce must improve

Testifying before Congress, American Legion official Ian de Planque said VA must dramatically improve its training programs.

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Focus: National commander's testimony

Focus: National commander's testimony

Foster to speak before joint session of House-Senate Veterans Affairs committees.

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Down to the final two minutes

Down to the final two minutes

National Commander Jimmie Foster says that while time is running out in the 111th Congress, there is still plenty to accomplish.

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Foster: Veterans wrote U.S. a 'blank check'

Foster: Veterans wrote U.S. a 'blank check'

National commander lays out key issues before joint session of House, Senate Veterans Affairs comittees.

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Focus: National commander's testimony

Focus: National commander's testimony

Foster testifies during joint session of House, Senate Veterans' Affairs committees.

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Legion testifies on pending legislation

Legion testifies on pending legislation

Legion official Jake Gadd attended a congressional hearing on legislation affecting homeless veterans, TBI and other service-related issues.

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Focus: Legislative agenda, Legion Day

Focus: Legislative agenda, Legion Day

Legislative Commission reviewing convention resolutions, looking ahead to Legion Day.

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Minority Leader warns against complacency

Minority Leader warns against complacency

Boehner reminds Legionnaires that America is still a nation at war with terrorists.

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Pelosi draws on Ike's vision

Pelosi draws on Ike's vision

House Speaker says infrastructure overhaul can put veterans to work and strengthen America.

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More Gulf War illnesses outreach needed

More Gulf War illnesses outreach needed

During testimony, Legion calls for VA to improve its outreach efforts to thousands of veterans dealing with Gulf War effects.

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Focus: Resolutions, council reports

Focus: Resolutions, council reports

Communication the key between National Legislative Council, commission members and national staff.

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Legion testifies on health-care bills

Legion testifies on health-care bills

Severely Injured Veterans Benefit Improvement Act of 2009, Fair Access to Veterans Benefits Act among legislation covered.

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Legion: More VA specialty staff needed

Legion: More VA specialty staff needed

The American Legion wants VA to recruit more staffers for its polytrauma centers.

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