Issues & Advocacy
 

Official Correspondence

Letters to Congress and the Executive Branch

On behalf of the nearly 460,000 men and women of the National Guard, NGAUS regularly reaches out to members of Congress and the Executive Branch on issues of importance. Below is an archive of the letters that have been sent on your behalf. 

2015 Letters

June 29
Letter to Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) on H. R. 1604, the Veterans' Mental Health Care Access Act

June 24
Letter to Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) on S. 1641, the Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act

June 23
Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of House Armed Services Committee on Veteran Status in the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act
Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Armed Services Committee on Veteran Status in the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act

June 2
Letter to Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) for amending the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

May 7
Letter to Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) for S. 714, the Frontline Mental Health Provider Training Act
Letter to Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) for S. 715, the Servicemembers and Veterans' Mental Health Provider Assessment Act
Letter to Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) for S. 717, the Community Provider Readiness Recognition Act

April 20
Letter to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) for the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act

April 15
Joint Association Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of House Armed Services Committee on MCRMC Retirement Recommendations
Joint Association Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Armed Services Committee on MCRMC Retirement Recommendations

April 13
Letter to all Senators on Commission on Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Recommendations on Retirement
Letter to all Representatives on Commission on Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Recommendations on Retirement

March 23
Letter to Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) for the Keep Faith with TRICARE Prime Act

March 4
Letter to Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) for the Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment Act

March 4
Letter to Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) for S. 594, A bill to establish a tiered hiring preference for members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces

February 9
Letter to Reps. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), Paul Ruiz (D-Calf.), and Tim Walz (D-Minn.) for H.R. 353, the Veterans' Access to Hearing Health Act of 2015

January 20
Letter to Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) for Ensuring Veterans Access to Community Care Act of 2015

January 6
Letter to President Barack Obama for the National Commission on the Future of the Army
 

2014 Letters

October 7
Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees: Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Reps. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) and Adam Smith (D-Wash.) regarding NGAUS-supported legislative provisions under consideration in NDAA FY15 conferencing.

September 25, 2014
Letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) for Amendment to National Defense Authorization Act to give the United States government the authority to immediately call upon Air National Guard and Reserve Modular Aerial Firefighting Systems (MAFFS) to prevent loss of life from wildfires

September 25, 2014
Letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) for Amendment to National Defense Authorization Act to allow the Secretary of Defense to carry out a direct job placement pilot program to reduce unemployment among the National Guard and Reserves

July 7, 2014
Letter to Sen. Bob Casey (R-Mo.) for S. 2410 Amendment on National Guard Counter Drug Program and its Regional Training Centers

June 30, 2014
Letter to Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) for S. 2410 Amendment on Tiered Hiring Preference for Members of the Reserve Components of the Armed Forces

June 5, 2014
Letter to Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) for S. 2422, Ensuring Veterans Access to Care Act of 2014

May 29, 2014
Letter to Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) for H.R. 4682, Veterans TRICARE Choice Act

May 28, 2014
Letter to Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) for H.R. 503, The Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act

May 21, 2014
Letter to Senator Lisa Murkowksi (R-Alaska) for S. 2357, Department of Defense Suicide Tracking Act of 2014

May 14, 2014
Letter to Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) for S. 2350, National Guard Leadership Act of 2014

May 8, 2014
Letter to Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) for Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2014

April 22, 2014
Letter to Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) for Department of Defense Suicide Tracking Act of 2014

March 24, 2014
Letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committees on Defense on C-130 modernization and recapitalization
Letter to Senate and House Armed Services Committees on the C-130 modernization and recapitalization

February 11, 2014
Letter to Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) for H.R. 3775, Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment Act, or "Military SAVE Act"

2013 Letters

October 6, 2013
Letter to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) for S. 1174, which would award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment
Letter to Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.) for H.R. 1726, which would award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment

October 4, 2013
Letter to Rep. Paul Cook (R-Calif.) for H.R. 3232, Support Our Armed Forces Act

August 13, 2013
Letter to Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) for National Guardsmen and Reservist Parity for Patriots Act

August 8, 2013
Letter to Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) for Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund Act of 2013

August 5, 2013
Letter to Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) for S. 1399, Amending Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
Letter to Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) for H.R. 2859, Amending Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

July 23, 2013
Letter to Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) on C-23 amendment to the House Appropriations bill

June 13, 2013
Letter to House Armed Services Committee on Amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act

May 21, 2013
Letter to Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) and Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) for H.R. 2002, Combating Military Sexual Assault Act of 2013

May 14, 2013
Letter to Armed Services and Defense Appropriations on Counter Drug Program

May 8, 2013
Letter to Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) for S. 264, The Excellence in Mental Health Act and companion House letter for Reps. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.)

May 2, 2013
Letter to Armed Services and Defense Appropriations on C-130

April 30, 2013
Letter to Armed Services and Defense Appropriations on UH-72 Lakota

April 11, 2013
NGAUS & AGAUS Letters to Defense Appropriations on HMMWV

March 20, 2013
Letters to the HouseSenate, and Secretary of Defense on Mil-Tech Furlough

Feb. 26, 2013
Letter to House and Senate Appropriators on CH-47 Chinook

Feb. 25, 2013
Letter to Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam) for H.R. 641, National Guard State Partnership Program Enhancement Act