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VFW Washington Weekly, June 14, 2013

In This Issue:1. VFW Testifies before Senate VA Committee 2. VFW Attends SECDEF Meeting3. Senate Armed Services Clears Defense Bill4. VFW Joins Twitter Chat on Veterans Employment5. VFW at National League of Families Meeting6. Korean War 60th 1. VFW Testifies before Senate VA Committee: This week, the VFW testified before the Senate Veterans Affairs’ Committee […]

VFW Washington Weekly, June 7, 2013

In This Issue:1. New Stolen Valor Law2. Senate Discusses Sexual Assault in Military3. MST Bill Clears House4. Military-VA Funding Bill Clears House5. House Armed Services Moves NDAA6. VFW Defends Commissaries7. Burn Pit Registry Seeking Public Comment8. Three MIAs Identified 1. New Stolen Valor Law: The president signed the new VFW-supported Stolen Valor Act of 2013 […]

VFW Washington Weekly, May 31, 2013

In This Issue: 1. Congress Returns to Busy Week2. SBA Starts Veterans Pledge Initiative 1. Congress Returns to Busy Week: Congress returns from their Memorial Day recess to a host of hearings and other legislative business. VFW is scheduled to testify before the Senate VA Committee on Wednesday, June 5 on a variety of benefit-related […]

VFW Washington Weekly, May 24, 2013

1. Stolen Valor Act Headed to President 2. Obama Vows to Close Guantanamo 3. House VA Committee Evaluates Claims Initiative 4. House VA Subcommittee Discusses Health Care Bills 5. VFW Joins Discussion on Military Credentialing 6. HASC Subcommittee Clears Personnel Bill 7. VFW in Israel for Fact-Finding Mission 8. WWII Soldier Recovered 9. Memorial Day […]

VFW Washington Weekly, May 17, 2013

  In This Issue:1. VFW Attends DOJ Veterans Fraud Discussion2. House Committee Clears VA Funding Bill3. Senate VA Hearing Postponed4. Korean War 60th5. Three MIAs Identified 1. VFW Attends DOJ Veterans Fraud Discussion: This week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) hosted a meeting with veterans’ leaders to discuss ongoing efforts to prevent fraud against service […]

VFW Washington Weekly, May 10, 2013

In This Issue: 1. VFW Testifies on VA Construction Process2. House Committee Clears Veterans Bills3. Senate VA Committee Discusses Healthcare Bills4. Two MIAs Identified 1.VFW Testifies on VA Construction Process: This week, VFW testified before the House VA Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, discussing shortcomings in VA’s construction planning process. A recent GAO report finding […]

VFW Washington Weekly, May 3, 2013

In This Issue:1. New Student -Veteran Support Program2. VFW Joins Discussion on Credentialing3. Congress returns to Busy May Schedule4. Vietnam MIAs Buried 1. New Student-Veteran Support Program: In partnership with Student Veterans of America, the VFW launched 1studentveteran@vfw.org to provide direct assistance to student-veterans on 800 college and university campuses who may experience problems accessing […]

VFW Washington Weekly, April 26, 2013

In This Issue:1. House VA Committee Moves Vet Bills2. VFW Attends House Leadership Roundtable –Discusses Claims Backlog3. Affordable Care Act and VA Debated4. Armed Services Committees Discuss Cuts and TAP5. New VA Hotline for Women Veterans6. Support Tools for Military Kids7. Korean War MIA Recovered 1. House VA Committee Moves Vet Bills: This week, the […]

VFW WASHINGTON WEEKLY APRIL 19, 2013

In This Issue: 1. Boston Marathon Bombing 2. Drone Medal Cancelled 3. VFW Testifies on Veterans Bills 4. VFW Leads Discussion on Veterans Education 5. VFW Hosts Twitter Chat 6. Senate Armed Services Talks Personnel Issues 7. Senate VA Holds Budget Hearing 8. Senate VA Military Construction and VA Appropriations Hearing 9. Help Complete Your […]

VFW Washington Weekly, April 12. 2013

In This Issue:1. FY 2014 VA Budget Released2. VFW Testifies on VA Budget3. Defense Budget Harms Retirees4. VFW Offers Support for Veterans Bills5. VFW Wants to Hear From You on Twitter6. House Armed Services Discusses Mental Health Research7. House VA Committee Discusses National Cemeteries8. DOJ Announces SCRA Settlements 1. FY 2014 VA Budget Released: On […]