Legislation

American Legion: Key Election Issues for Veterans

As the 2016 presidential and congressional elections draw near, The American Legion has updated its "Our Pillars, Your Platform" brochure to highlight its positions on key election issues. A few of the Legion's stance on some of the most critical issues today include quality health care for veterans, veterans education and careers, illegal immig... more

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

End the 'Disabled Veterans Tax'

The American Legion is again calling on its members to voice their support for legislation that will repeal the "disabled veterans tax" that has been in place since 1999. Under current federal law, some disabled veterans still are forced to forfeit $1 of earned retired pay for each dollar received in veterans' disability compensation. The Retire... more

Clarifying DoD's Political Activities Regulations

As the presidential election nears, don't forget that there are regulations that govern service members concerning their participation in the political process. Military personnel must refrain from any political activity that could associate the service member with a partisan political candidate, group or activity. This means that military perso... more

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