VFW Continues Opposition to Individual Unemployability Cuts

VFW Continues Opposition to Individual Unemployability Cuts VA Secretary now supports dropping IU cut KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 15, 2017) – Yesterday, during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. testified in strong opposition to a provision of President Trump’s budget proposal, which would cut…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – June 9, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly June 9, 2017 In This Issue: 1. VFW Launches Action Alert Opposing Veteran Benefit Cuts 2. VFW Testifies at Senate Choice Program Hearing 3. VFW Attends Arlington National Cemetery Roundtable 4. House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hosts PTSD Hearing 5. Army VSO/MSO Roundtable 6. Reserve Forces Policy Board 7. VFW Briefed on VA’s New…

Congress Must Protect Service Members and Veterans

Congress Must Protect Service Members and Veterans VFW lauds Chairman Hensarling for Commitment to Protect Veterans WASHINGTON (June 7, 2017) – The U.S. House of Representatives has agreed to vote on H.R. 10, Financial CHOICE Act of 2017. If enacted the bill would reconstitute the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as a civil enforcement agency.…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – June 2, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly – June 2, 2017 In This Issue: 1. VFW Continues Opposition to Proposed Cuts to IU 2. VA in Critical Condition but Improving 3. White House Hotline Opens 4. VFW Discusses Veteran Homelessness 5. NRAEF, VFW to Host Virtual Career Fair 6. Defense Health Agency Working Group 7. Battle of Midway…

NRAEF, VFW Team Up to Host Second Annual Hospitality Career Connection

NRAEF, VFW Team Up to Host Second Annual Hospitality Career Connection Military-exclusive virtual event will connect participants with top industry employers KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 1, 2017) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) are teaming up to help service members, veterans and their spouses…

VFW Statement on Comedian Kathy Griffin

VFW Statement on Comedian Kathy Griffin WASHINGTON (May 31, 2017) — “The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. strongly condemns comedian Kathy Griffin’s incredibly revolting attack on the President of the United States. Her apology is not accepted. What she did was not humorous nor should it be protected speech or expression. Playing to…

Annual VFW Youth Scholarship Competitions Now Open

Annual VFW Youth Scholarship Competitions Now Open Students compete for their take on more than $3.3 million in scholarships and awards KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 30, 2017) – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is now accepting entries into its 2017-18 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions. The announcement comes…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – May 26, 2017   In This Issue: 1. FY 2018 Budget Request for Veterans Affairs 2. FY 2018 Budget Request for Defense 3. Memorial Day 2017 4. VFW Base Visit 5. Veterans Legislation Clears the House and Senate 6. VFW Attends VA IT Roundtable 7. House VA Budget Hearing 8.…