Koutz to appear before Congress Oct. 3

American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz will present a few of the Legion’s top priorities to a joint session of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs Oct. 3 in Washington, D.C. Koutz is expected to discuss such issues as the Department of Veterans Affairs claims backlog, and streamlining the licensing and credentialing of servicemembers as they transition into the civilian workplace.

Koutz’s testimony will take place at 10 a.m. in Room 345 of the Cannon House Office Building. The testimony will be preceded by a breakfast honoring Koutz and members of Congress. Koutz’s testimony will be streamed live at the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs website.

Any member of The American Legion family who wishes to attend the commander’s testimony is encouraged to do so. Seating is limited. The Cannon building is located across the street from the Capitol South Metro Station on the Blue/Orange line at 1st and C streets SE.