VFW: America Needs to Protect Our Protectors

VFW: America Needs to Protect Our Protectors ‘Our government’s first responsibility is to secure the nation’ WASHINGTON (January 8, 2019) — The federal government has been in a partial shutdown for nearing three weeks because Congress and the administration cannot reach an agreement over how much to spend on border protection. “Our government’s first responsibility…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 4, 2019

VFW Action Corps Weekly – January 4, 2019 January 4, 2019 In This Issue: 1. VFW-SVA 2019 Legislative Fellowship Class 2. VFW 2019 Priority Goals  3. Veterans in 116th Congress  4. 2019 Military Pay Rates Released 5. MIA Update Click here for a printer-friendly version.  1. VFW-SVA 2019 Legislative Fellowship Class: The VFW and Student…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – December 21, 2018

VFW Action Corps Weekly December 21, 2018 This is the last edition of the Action Corps Weekly for 2018. The next edition will be on Jan. 4, 2019. In This Issue: 1. Secretary of Defense Resigns 2. Utah Senator Stops Blue Water Navy Bill  3. Blue Water Navy Bill Press Conference 4. End of 115th…

Utah Senator Stops Blue Water Navy Bill

Utah Senator Stops Blue Water Navy Bill VFW says ‘We don’t need more sick veterans to prove sufficient evidence’ WASHINGTON (December 19, 2018) — The objection by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) to passing H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018, by unanimous consent today on the Senate floor has effectively doomed…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – December 14, 2018

VFW Action Corps Weekly December 14, 2018 In This Issue: 1. Blue Water Navy Bill Update  2. House Passes Veterans Minibus 3. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Examines VA Appeals Reform  4. DHA Executive Council Meeting 5. TRICARE and FEDVIP Open Season Extended 6. VA to Develop New Patient Safety Innovations 7. Another New Study…

VFW to Senate: Pass Blue Water Navy Bill Now!

VFW to Senate: Pass Blue Water Navy Bill Now! WASHINGTON (December 10, 2018, 2018) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is calling for the U.S. Senate to finally pass H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018, which would end the injustice of denying Vietnam, Korean DMZ and…