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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:


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Reintegration Program

Goodwill Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program


New Toll Free Number

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


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'Thanks for the Heroes Among Us'


VFW, BMBFC Law Collaborate to assist with Camp Lejeune Claims


Be Proud of Your VFW on Veterans Day


"The Greatest of All Leathernecks"


VFW, Bergmann & Moore Collaborate to Assist with Camp Lejeune Claims


VFW Commemorates National Native American Heritage Month Observance


Ohio BURGER KING Franchise Donates $75,000 to VFW Unmet Needs


Happy Birthday US Navy!


Legal Loophole: Some Contracts Skirt Protections for Service Members


Veterans Win When You 'Help A Hero'


It's National VFW Day!


VFW Asks for Deeper Dive on Veteran Suicide


Happy Birthday US Air Force!


Wounded Warrior Project Awards Grant to VFW Pre-Discharge Claims Services


Until They are All Accounted For


Unidos: VFW Commemorates National Hispanic Heritage Month Observance


Where Were You on 9/11?


VFW Action Alert: Eliminate Unjust Offset for Chapter 61 Retirees


VFW Youth Contest Prizes Grow as Deadline Approaches


Peace in the Pacific: Remembering V-J Day


Leaving Afghanistan - One Year Later


VFW Foundation Names New Executive Director


VFW Announces Service Officer Accreditation Training Scholarship


More Than 170 Veterans Receive VFW, Sport Clips Scholarships


VFW's Campaign to Highlight Members Wins International Honor


Applications Open for 2023 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship


VFW Celebrates as Landmark PACT Act is Signed into Law


VFW Remembers Thomas J. Tradewell


Happy Birthday US Coast Guard!


VFW Commemorates Hard Fought Win as Senate Finally Passes 'PACT Act'


VFW Action Alert: Demand the PACT Act Passes!


VFW Expresses Outrage Over Senators Failing to Advance PACT Act


We Remember: Commemorating the End of the 'Forgotten War'


VFW Elects First Iraq War Veteran to Lead Organization


Texas Veteran Becomes New VFW National Adjutant General


VFW, Humana Food Insecurity Campaign Raises 1 Million Meals


VFW Action Alert: No More Delays, Pass the PACT Act Now!


Past National Commander Clifford G. Olson Jr. Passes at 89


Post Members Find Support While Working as a Team


The VFW National Convention Returns to Kansas City


Kansas City Barbeque Society Joins with the VFW to Spread Patriotism and Love of Barbeque as America's Cuisine


VFW Action Alert: Include the Major Star Act in the FY23 NDAA


All In the Same Boat


Veterans Organizations Comment on Halt to VA's Asset and Infrastructure Review Process


VFW Remembers Woody Williams


VFW and EagleRider Deliver Discounts to Members


VFW 2022 Voice of Democracy Winners Attend Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program at Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge


Louisiana Post Receives 2022 National Community Service Award


VFW Celebrates Victory for Veterans as 'PACT Act' Passes in Senate


VFW Members Gain Access to TruHearing's Network and Savings