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U.S. Sen. Richard Burr pays tribute to fellow North Carolina resident Jerry Hedrick, who passed away Aug. 25 during the national convention in Charlotte.

Both senators thank Legion for its service, pledge to help turnaround at Department of Veterans Affairs.

Staff from House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees explained details of the law's impact on the VA and veterans.

Legionnaires have a voice in the nation's capital. On behalf of the organization's membership, The American Legion's Legislative staff monitors the progress of legislation passing through the House and Senate, and attends various congressional committee hearings, providing testimony at many.

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2013 Legislative Priorities

The top issues The American Legion will be fighting for in the first session of the 113th Congress, 2nd session.

Legislative Handbook

This booklet explains the importance of legislation to the Legion’s programs, why it is necessary for members of The American Legion family to lend individual support when requested, and how to know when to offer support.

Our Pillars, Your Platform

The Legion’s views on the key issues of the Election 2012 campaign.

Legislative Action Center

Help The American Legion by taking action on current issues and legislation.