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Congress Sends Historic VA MISSION Act to President: On Wednesday, with a vote of 92-5, the Senate overwhelmingly passed S. 2372, the VA MISSION Act of 2018. The VFW thanks the Senators who put veterans first and voted in favor of this important bill, which is the result of bipartisan and bicameral work by members of the Senate and House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs to improve VA health care, expand caregiver benefits to pre-9/11 veterans, fix the Choice Program, consolidate VA’s confusing community care programs and improve VA’s infrastructure to better serve veterans. The bill now heads to the White House. President Trump has announced he will sign it. The VFW thanks its members and supporters who wrote and called their members of Congress. See how your senators votedSee how your representative voted.

Legislative Wrap-up: On Monday, the House passed more than a dozen veterans bills, including several VFW-supported bills, such as H.R. 1972, VA Billing Accountability Act, which authorizes VA to waive copayment requirements when the veteran is not billed in a timely manner; H.R. 4958, Veterans Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018, which would provide a cost-of-living adjustment for VA compensation benefits; and H.R. 4334, Improving Oversight of Women Veterans’ Care Act of 2017, which would require VA to submit reports on access to gender-specific care in the community and environment of care standards for women veterans. Read other bills passed by the House. In addition to the VA MISSION Act, the Senate passed the Tribal HUD-VASH Act which would ensure Native American veterans are able to access federal rental and housing assistance for homeless and at-risk veterans. The Senate also passed H.R. 4910, the Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act, which would require the Department of the Interior to provide grave liners for veterans buried in National Park Service cemeteries. H.R. 4910 heads to the president’s desk. All other bills must be considered by the other chambers of Congress.

VFW Testifies at Hearing on Changes to Pre-Discharge Claims Programs:

VFW Testifies at Hearing on Changes to Pre-Discharge Claims Programs:


VFW Sets the Record Straight on Decision Ready Claims:

VFW Sets the Record Straight on Decision Ready Claims:


DVS September 2023 Newsletter

The monthly newsletter of the New Mexico Dept. of Veterans’ Services


September 2023 Newsletter

Official Publication of the Department of New Mexico Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary


New Toll Free Number

VA Has New Toll-Free Number to Call When Seeking Non-VA Emergency Room Treatment


Reintegration Program

Goodwill Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program


VFW Department of New Mexico Foundation

VFW Department of New Mexico Foundation is committed to provide support to veterans, active duty military personnel, their families, and their communities through programs, projects and education. All proceeds will be donated to the VFW Department of New Mexico Foundation an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit.


May 2022 Department Newsletter

Official Publication of the Department of New Mexico Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary


DVS May 2023 Newsletter

The monthly newsletter of the New Mexico Dept. of Veterans’ Services


May 2023 Department Newsletter

Official Publication of the Department of New Mexico Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary


DVS June 2023 Newsletter

The monthly newsletter of the New Mexico Dept. of Veterans Services


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VFW Calls on Sen. Tommy Tuberville to Lift Hold on Military Promotions


3M Lawsuit Ends in Victory for Veterans


Happy Birthday US Air Force!


VFW Commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month


VFW Commemorates National POW/MIA Recognition Day


VFW Launches Exclusive Gaming League for Veterans


Have You Forgotten?


Deadline for VFW Student Veteran Advocates Nears


VFW, Sport Clips Award Nearly $750,000 to Student Veterans


Applications Open for 2023-2024 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship


Happy Birthday US Coast Guard!


VFW Elects Duane Sarmiento as New National Commander


VFW, Humana Team Up to Tackle Food Insecurity for Veterans


VFW National Convention Heats Up in Phoenix


Action Alert: Support Major Richard Star Act Amendment


VFW Calls on SECDEF to Recognize Operation Atlantic Resolve Service with Medal


Freedom 24/7


Barstool Sports & New Amsterdam Vodka Launch Campaign to Support VFW Post Renovations


VFW Names Virginia Post Winner of 2023 Community Service Award


VFW Celebrates Flag Day, Army Birthday


VFW Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Women's Armed Services Integration Act


VFW Remembers D-Day


VFW Acknowledges Pride Month


VFW Commemorates Memorial Day


VFW Commemorates Armed Forces Day


VFW Troubled by Reports of Veterans Moved for Profit


Ace Hardware Honors Fallen Heroes with 1 Million American Flags


Winners of VFW Publication Contest Announced


VFW Hosts Second Annual Day of Service


BURGER KING to Give Back to Veterans this Month


VFW Commemorates Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


VFW Honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner in American Business Awards


VFW Asks Speaker of the House to Honor the Promises of the PACT Act


The Washington Post Editorial Board Wants Veterans to Forfeit Earned Benefits


VFW Commemorates National Vietnam War Veterans Day


VFW Announces Top Teachers in National Contest


VFW Delegation Returns to Southeast Asia


VFW Proudly Sponsors Bataan Memorial Death March


Boozman Receives VFW Congressional Award


VFW Continues to Press Congress to Pass Legislation Positively Impacting Veterans, Service Members


Longtime Veterans Advocate to Lead VFW National Veterans Service


VFW Crowns 2023 National Youth Scholarship Winners


VFW to Deliver 2023 Priority Goals on Capitol Hill


VFW Names First Post-9/11 Veteran to Lead Washington Office


VFW Commemorates Women's History Month


VFW Legislative Conference App Now Available


Leading Veterans Service Organizations Release Annual Report Ahead of White House Budget Release


VFW National Commander Visits Troops in Poland


VFW Commemorates National Black History Month


VFW Urges POTUS to Support Repeal of Concurrent Receipt Policy