National Commander Jimmie Foster and American Legion staff are attending an Senate Veteran Affairs Committee oversight hearing on “VA Disability Compensation: Presumptive Disability Decision-Making.” The hearing starts at 9:30 a.m. and will be webcast.
Legionnaires are meeting in Arlington, Va., today to discuss legislative matters that will affect veterans and servicemembers, and their families. The meeting comes on the eve of National Commander Jimmie Foster's testimony before a joint session of the House-Senate Veterans Affairs committees.
Bob Madden, assistant director of the Legion’s National Economic Division, is meeting with staff in the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, asking for her support of H.R. 5933, a bill designed to expand Post-9/11 G.I/ Bill benefits.
Joe Sharpe, director of The American Legion’s Economic Division, is hosting a Vet Force meeting today at the Legion's Washington office. The group is made up of VSO representatives and veterans business associations; its purpose is to discuss legislation and issues that affect veteran business owners around the country.
American Legion national staff is planning the third annual H2H Golf Classic at Andrews Air Force Base on Oct. 7. The golf outing benefits wounded warriors by raising money for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund.