National Commander Jimmie Foster at the American Legion National Convention in Milwaukee. Photo by Tom Strattman

Foster to address Congress

Newly elected American Legion National Commander Jimmie Foster is expected to cover a wide range of issues while addressing a joint session of the U.S. House and Senate Veterans' Affairs committees Wednesday morning.

Foster is scheduled to testify at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the House Veterans' Affairs Committee caucus room in the Cannon House Office Building. He is expected to speak on a wide range of issues, including employment opportunities for veterans, homelessness among the veteran population, increased access to VA health care and enhanced educational opportunities for servicemembers leaving the military.

Foster also is expected to address the VA benefits claims backlog. For complete coverage of Foster's testimony, check back at Wednesday afternoon.