Legislative

Keeping members up-to-date on all bills affecting veterans and their families and the national defense. 

Making legislators aware of our positions.

Legislative Program

The goals of the Legislative program are to keep members up-to-date on all issues and pending bills relating to veterans, their dependents, active-duty military, and national security; to let legislators know our views regarding such legislation; and hold them accountable for honoring America’s promises to veterans.

History

The Legislative program got its start in 1928 at which time it was called Legislation. As the years have gone by, the Ladies Auxiliary VFW has progressed greatly with letter-writing, personal contacts, e-mails, and invitations to legislators to attend our functions so that we can share our views with them and they can tell us their positions of veterans’ issues.

Resources

·         2006-2007 National Program Book

·         Ladies Auxiliary & VFW Magazines

·         Action Corps

·         VFW's Checkpoint Newsletter

·         VFW Washington Weekly

·         VFW National Headquarters

·         Washington e-mail newsletter

·         National Legislative Service

·         Washington, D.C. Office

·         Citizens Corps

Web Sites

·         www.house.gov

·         www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.html

·         www.senate.gov

·         www.whitehouse.gov

·         www.archives.gov/records_of_congress/index.html

·         www.vfwdc.org/nls/1legis(your state).us