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Monitoring Senate committee hearing on Afghanistan, Pakistan

Legion staff is monitoring a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing: “Evaluating Goals and Progress in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

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Presenting Eagle Scout of the Year runners-up with trophies

The three runners-up of The American Legion 2011 Eagle Scout of the Year will be receiving their award trophies. The 2011 Eagle Scout of the Year recipient will receive recognition during the national convention in Minneapolis this August.

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Staffing exhibit booth at the National Forensic League’s National Speech & Debate Tournament in Dallas

Americanism staff have an exhibit booth at the National Forensic League’s National Speech & Debate Tournament in Dallas. The booth features running video clips of past winning speeches and interviews with champions from American Legion National Oratorical contests, and materials are being distributed to young speakers interested in participating in The American Legion Oratorical program.

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Staffing exhibit booth at the National Forensic League’s National Speech & Debate Tournament in Dallas

Americanism staff have an exhibit booth at the National Forensic League’s National Speech & Debate Tournament in Dallas. The booth features running video clips of past winning speeches and interviews with champions from American Legion National Oratorical contests, and materials are being distributed to young speakers interested in participating in The American Legion Oratorical program.

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Legion's legislative staff members are engaged in Congressional activity on Capitol Hill.

A major session of the full House Committee on Veterans Affairs will consider "Mental Health: Bridging the Gap between Care and Compensation for Veterans." This hearing, coming on the heels of a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision identifying failings in VA in its dealing with PTS veterans, is examining the entire spectrum of VA's treatment of veterans with mental health disorders. The committee also intends to examine how the goals of VBA and VHA interact.

Legislative staff members are also attending hearings concerning critical material resources.

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Testifying before HVAC subcommittee on preventing incidents of sexual abuse and assault at VA facilities

Verna Jones, director of the Legion’s Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division, is testifying before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee’s Health Subcommittee. She is sharing the Legion’s views on preventing incidents of sexual abuse and assault at VA facilities.

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Sending out letters regarding national convention events

Letters announcing arrangements for the annual National Chaplain’s Breakfast and Patriotic Memorial Service at National Convention are being sent to all Legion and Auxiliary Departments.

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Attending subcommittee hearing on legislation pertinent to national security, clean energy

The Legion is monitoring a Senate subcommittee hearing today on pending legislation regarding so-called critical minerals and materials. These are minerals and materials deemed vital to the building and maintenance of technologies and devices important to national security and clean energy. By resolution, the Legion supports the domestic discovery, development and utilization of these substances.

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Testifying before Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee on bills that will give financial protection to military families

Jeff Steele, assistant director of the Legion’s Legislative Division, is testifying on Capitol Hill today. He is appearing before a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee to communicate the Legion’s support of a number of bills. Among them is a measure to increase penalties against financial institutions that violate rules designed to protect military families against home foreclosures. Another – an omnibus bill – is designed to help returning warriors find employment and addresses veteran homelessness.

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Making presentation at Department of Rhode Island convention

Americanism/Children & Youth staff are attending the Department of Rhode Island’s 93rd annual department convention in Warwick and providing an informational presentation.

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