The American Legion is testifying at two House Veterans Affairs Committee hearings. One hearing is being conducted on draft legislation for homeless veterans programs; the other is on federal contractor compliance.
The American Legion will deliver its System Worth Saving 2010 report to members of Congress. The System Worth Saving program annually conducts site visits of Department of Veterans Affairs health-care facilities to assess the quality and timeliness of VA health care. To view the report and the program’s findings, go to http://legion.org/documents/legion/pdf/systemworthsaving.pdf.
National Commander Jimmie Foster is meeting with Sens. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Tim Johnson of South Dakota and Mark Begich of Alaska. Foster also will attend the funeral of former Sen. Ted Stevens at Arlington National Cemetery.
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.