National Legislative Service
The location of our Washington,
D.C. office allows us to monitor all legislation affecting veterans, alert VFW
membership to key legislation under consideration and to actively lobby
Congress and the administration on veterans issues.
VFW’s own priority goals in mind, combined with the support of 2.1 million
members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries, our voice on “the Hill”
cannot be ignored!
WHAT WE DO:
We continuously advocate on veterans behalf. By
testifying at committee hearings and interacting with congressional members,
the VFW has played an instrumental role in nearly every piece of veterans
legislation passed in the 20th Century, as well as bills developed in the
Most recently, VFW efforts halted the Department of Veterans
Affairs proposal to re-review more than 70,000 cases it had already decided
for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The
review’s sole purpose was to revoke awards for disability compensation under
the guise of fraud review.
VFW's most successful legislative push was
to make college education affordable for military service members with the
signing of the 1944 GI Bill of Rights, the Montgomery GI Bill in 1984, and the
new Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008.
Learn more about VFW victories, by
reading our comprehensive list of the VFW'S HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS.
VFW's NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMS INCLUDE: