NATIONAL LEGISLATION INFORMATION
Election Year Do's and Dont's for DAV/DAVA Members: click here
Taking Action At Home
Our Nation's service men and women put everything on the line in defense of America's freedom. Our public and political leaders need to be kept informed of the challenges they face returning to normal life. DAV's legislative grassroots campaign makes sure they know what they need to do.
DAV's multi-aspect legislative campaign provides this education and support in the Capitol and across the country. Take some time here and learn how DAV is working with lawmakers on your behalf. Read more and discover how you, too can stand with our heroes ad make sure their voices are heard in Washington.
DAV ISSUE BRIEFS, click here
Blue Water Navy
Burn Pit Exposure
Comprehensive Caregiver Support
Expand & Strengthen Service Member Transition -Employment & Economic Opportunities
Improve Survivor Benefits
Licensure and Certification of Active Duty Military Personnel
Re-balancing Long Term Supports and Services
VA Health Information Technology
Strengthen Veterans Health Care
Eliminate Veteran and Survivor Offset
VA Mental Health
DAV Legislative Program 2023
This link takes you to resolutions passed at the annual National Convention held in Orlando, FL in August 2022, click here
DAV Critical Policy Goals 2023
This link takes you to the list of critical legislative goals for DAV, click here
DAV National Commander's Testimony on Capitol Hill - 2023
On Tuesday, February 28, DAV National Commander Joseph Parsetich presented DAV’s legislative priorities for the 118th Congress before a joint session of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees. Commander Parsetich addressed pressing issues impacting our nation’s veterans, including:
Correcting inequities in compensation benefits for veterans and survivors
Implementing the PACT Act and addressing gaps in toxic exposure benefits
Ensuring equity in VA care, services and benefits for women, LGBTQ+ and minority veterans
Providing a full spectrum of long-term care options for service-disabled and aging veterans
Bolstering mental health resources to ensure continued progress in reducing veteran suicide
Expanding the VA’s capacity to deliver timely, high-quality health care to veterans
To view a recording of the hearing, including questions and answers, click here.
To read Commander Parsetich’s full written statement, click here.
DAV Benefits Protection Team
In 2016, DAV developed a new Benefits Protection Team program - our legislative efforts are focused on protecting your earned benefits! To visit the National DAV
Benefits Protection Team site, click here
For the Benefits Protection Team Toolkit, click here
DAV Commanders Action Network (DAV CAN): click here
Become a part of the National Commanders grassroots action program today and receive legislative alerts. You can then send a message to your legislator with just a couple of clicks! You do not need to be a DAV member to participate.
The Independent Budget, click here
For over 30 years, DAV, PVA (Paralyzed Veterans of America) and the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) have presented an independent budget and policy recommendations to Congress and the Administration. This Independent Budget report serves as our organization's benchmark for properly funding the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure the delivery of timely, quality health care and accurate and appropriate benefits.
DAV Legislative Webinars click here
Webinars on a variety oif legislative topics
This leads you to the National DAV Legislative Resources page.
Virginia has won seven OPA (Outstanding Performance of Advocacy) Awards from the National Organization