Legislation

NRA Calls for Armed Police Officer in Every School

NRA lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre

WASHINGTON - The nation's largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings." The National Rifle Association broke its silence on last week's shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 children and staff dead. "The only thin... more

Army Distributes Voter Applications

Soldiers Army-wide were provided with electronic or paper Federal Post Card Applications (FPCA) in January. Remembering to fill out and return the FPCA is especially important if Soldiers and spouses have changed duty stations. The FPCA alerts local election officials of the move and is a way for Soldiers to register using an absentee ballot. Th... more

The Legion's 2015 Legislative Agenda

A joint session of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans' Affairs met recently to hear the testimony of American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm. The hearing and question-and-answer session outlines the American Legion's legislative agenda. A video of the hearing is available on the UStream website at www.ustream.tv/recorded/59249293. Witnesses at the hearing are listed on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs website at vet... more

Be Sure to Vote

A first step in completing the voting process is visiting the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website at www.fvap.gov. Here, service members can click on their state or territory to get detailed information about registration guidelines and local elections. Those wishing to vote absentee should complete an electronic Federal Post Card A... more

Lawmaker Backs Spousal Benefits for Military Gays

WASHINGTON - A Democratic congressman wants same-sex benefits for spouses of veterans and service members. Rep. Adam Smith of Washington is top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee. Smith is introducing legislation to make the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments recognize any marriage that has been recognized by a state, the Dist... more

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