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  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

Topics Available:

Blue Water Navy

Burn Pit Exposure

Comprehensive Caregiver Support

Expand & Strengthen Service Member Transition -Employment & Economic Opportunities

Improve Survivor Benefits

Individual Unemployability

Licensure and Certification of Active Duty Military Personnel

Re-balancing Long Term Supports and Services

VA Health Information Technology

Women Veterans

Strengthen Veterans Health Care

Eliminate Veteran and Survivor Offset

VA Mental Health

 

DAV Legislative Program 2024

 This link takes you to resolutions passed at the annual National Convention held in Atlantic City, NJ in August 2023, click here

DAV Critical Policy Goals 2024

  This link takes you to the list of critical legislative goals for DAV, click here

DAV National Commander's Testimony on Capitol Hill -  2023

(National Commander Nancy Espinosa presents DAVs 2024 Legislative Program on Thursday 07 March 2024 - check back for the link)

  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 

DAV Legislative Resources: click here

  This leads you to the National DAV Legislative Resources page.

 Virginia has won nine OPA (Outstanding Performance of Advocacy) Awards from the National Organization

 

  

 

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