Legislative Division director Tim Tetz is presenting testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on a bill that defines the role of American Legion posts by adding the following to the Legion's charter, "...provide guidance and leadership to the individual Departments and Posts, but may not control or otherwise influence the specific activities and conduct of the independent, autonomous Departments and Posts..." Since the Legion is congressionally chartered, any change to its charter requires congressional action.
Fifty-two Legionnaires from 32 departments will go through the 2011 National Legion College graduation ceremony in Indianapolis. Legion College prepares Legionnaires for leadership positions in posts, districts,
Legion Legislative Division assistant director Shaun Reiley is attending a House Foreign Affairs Committee session titled "Afghanistan and Pakistan Transition," while deputy director Ian de Planque monitors a hearing of the House Veterans Affairs Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.
The director of the Legion’s Legislative Division, Tim Tetz, is monitoring a hearing of the “supercommittee” (the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee. While the "supercommittee" works to reduce the national deficit, the Legion is actively campaigning against budget cuts that would negatively impact the missions of the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs.
Legislative Division deputy director Dean Stoline is attending a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing concerning the possible economic impact on national defense if a deficit reduction plan does not pass by the end of this year.
A Legion co-sponsored “Putting Our Veterans Back to Work” employment fair is being conducted today in Washington, D.C. Scores of local and federal government agencies, along with private sector firms, are being represented in hope of recruiting job-seeking veterans from D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania.
Verna Jones, director of the Legion’s Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation division is testifying before the House Veterans Affairs Committee’s Health Subcommittee. Discussion is centered around the introduction of innovative technologies from private industry into veterans’ health care. Legislative Division Deputy Director Ian de Planque is in attendance.