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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Live from Capitol Hill: AMVETS testifies on NCA; pending legislation

AMVETS National Legislative Department was out in full force on Capitol Hill today, testifying before the Veterans Affairs subcommittees on Disability Assistance & Memorial Affairs and Economic Opportunity.

In this morning's hearing, AMVETS National Legislative Director Ray Kelley discussed AMVETS' recommendations to the National Cemetery Administration on honoring the fallen.

To view video from this morning's hearing, Click Here.

In the afternoon, AMVETS National Deputy Legislative Director Christina Roof discussed more than a dozen pieces of pending legislation, including bills that would make the VA contracting process more equitable to veteran-owned and service disabled veteran-owned small businesses, updating the new G.I. Bill, and affording military spouses the same residency rights as their loved ones.

To view video from this afternoon's hearing, Click Here.

(Photo: Deputy Legislative Director Roof discusses pending legislation before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Photo by Ryan Gallucci.)

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