National Security / Foreign Relations Division
Week in Review
Week ending 5/17/2013
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One bill would increase disability benefits and the other would help veterans with job training.
Improvements have been made at the facility, but a Legion town hall meeting Tuesday showed that work remains.
Twin bills to ease military-to-civilian employment explained to veterans advocates by congressional sponsors.
VA has set aside $24 million in grants to help with homeless veteran housing rehabilitation and transportation needs.
New legislation would make it a crime to profit from lies about military awards.
Veterans in Moore, Okla., in need of emergency assistance can call (800)-504-4098.
Legion, Department of Veterans Affairs and Disabled American Veterans will participate in the Fully Developed Claims Community of Practice.
Legion staff, Soldier's Wish on site in Moore, Okla., to provide water, food and other items to help the community.
The American Legion supports a House bill that would improve access to mental health care through non-VA providers.