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2020 VFW Legislative Conference

2020 Legislative Conference 

This year's 2020 Legislative Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., March 1-5, 2020.

Since 1949, the VFW's annual Legislative Conference has provided an opportunity for VFW leaders from each state to personally lobby their respective lawmakers and watch as the VFW's current Commander-in-Chief testifies on Capitol Hill before the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees on behalf of veterans.

Guest speakers are invited to address conference delegates, and since 1964 the VFW's Congressional Award has been presented annually to one sitting member of the House or Senate for their significant legislative contributions on behalf of those who have worn the uniform.

The Voice of Democracy first-place winner will be presented with the T.C. Selman Memorial Scholarship award in the amount of $30,000, and the Patriot's Pen first-place winner will be recognized and presented with the contest's top $5,000 award. 

This year's conference will culminate with VFW National Commander William "Doc" Schmitz delivering testimony focused on the VFW's Priority Goals for 2020 before a special joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees.

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