Homeless veterans are the focus of a Legion-sponsored conference in Washington. Experts from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Labor are among those speaking.
The Legion is conducting a half-day Heroes to Hometown Career Fair for job-seeking veterans today in Washington, D.C. The job fair, one of a continuing series of such events nationwide, is co-sponsored by RecruitMilitary, the leading full-service military-to-civilian recruiting firm in the United States.
Fiscal year 2012 budget requests by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans’ Benefits Administration and National Cemetery Administration, among other internal agencies, are being considered by a House Veterans Affairs Committee subcommittee today. The Legion is in attendance.
Members of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are hearing presentations from eight veterans and military service organizations today. The VSOs and MSOs are outlining their legislative priorities for the coming year. Legion staffers are monitoring the session. National Commander Jimmie Foster made the Legion’s presentation to the joint committee last September.
The Legion is monitoring a hearing by the Senate Appropriations Committee as its members consider the U.S. Navy’s budget request for the next fiscal year. Meanwhile, the House appropriations Committee is scrutinizing the Department of Veterans Affairs fiscal 2012 budget request with the Legion looking on.
Legion staff are attending the second of two House Armed Services subcommittee hearings on the topic of the Military Health System and Defense Health Program Cost Efficiencies. Today’s focus will be from the health care beneficiaries’ perspective. Representatives from a number of military service organizations will testify.
Legion representatives are attending the first of two House Armed Services subcommittee hearings on Military Health System and Defense Health Program Cost Efficiencies. The panel will hear testimony from senior Pentagon officials from each of the service branches.
Legion staff making final preparations for a March 22 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington to announce the results of The American Legion Women Veterans Survey, conducted online in January. Nearly 3,000 women veterans responded to the survey, which focused on VA and private practitioner health-care issues.