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. Interested in legislation happening before 2015? Give us a call at 202-454-5326 to request more information.

2016 Letters

September 26

Letter to Representative Steve Stivers in support of H.R. 6124, the Housing Our Military Servicemembers Act

September 22

Letter to Representative Dave Loebsack in support of H.R. 6108, the Never Again Act

July 5

Letter to Representative John Carter supporting the Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2016

June 14  

Letter to Representative Chris Stewart, supporting H.R. 5458, the Veterans TRICARE Choice Act

Letter to Chairman Jeff Miller and Ranking Member Corrine Brown, House Veterans Affairs Committee on Veterans Status

May 12

Letter to Senator Pat Toomey in support of S. 2919, the State Outreach for Local Veterans Employment Act of 2016 (SOLVE Act). This legislation would allow governors flexibility in allocating federal funds for veterans' outreach programs. This empowers governors and provides more efficient services to our veterans.

April 21

Letter to Congresswoman Suzan DelBene in support of H.R. 4554. This bill would extend TRICARE benefits for state active duty members responding to state-declared emergencies. Write to your representatives here to encourage their support of this important piece of legislation.

April 19

Letter to Congressman Ken Calvert, supporting H.R. 4941. This amendment would clarify the eligibility for a Monthly Housing Allowance for Reservists under Title 10 status using the Post-9/11 G. I. Bill. 

January 5

Letter to Chairman Isakson and Ranking Member Blumenthal, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee urging completion of veterans status legislation conferencing and passage

Letter to Chairman Miller and Ranking Member Brown, House Veterans Affairs Committee urging completion of veterans status legislation conferencing and passage

2015 Letters

November 13

Letter to Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) supporting the Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act of 2015

Letter to Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) supporting the STARTUP-Vets Act of 2015

November 5

Letter to Rep. Scott Desjarlais (R-TN) supporting the Andrew P. Carpenter Tax Act of 2015

October 7

Letter to Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) for Military Familly Stability Act of 2015

August 6
Letter to Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) for Support America's Armed Forces Reserve Components Retirees Act of 2015

Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on the inclusion of children of the National Guard and Reserves in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

July 29
Letter to Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) on S. 1870, the Veterans Entrepreneurial Transition Act of 2015

July 15
Letter to Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on S. 1603, the Border Jobs for Vets Act

July 13
Letter to Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) on S. 448, the Veterans TRICARE Choice Act

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

June 26

Letter to Members of Congress asking for Dear Colleague letter signatures to halt transfer of attack aviation from the Army National Guard and stop reductions in the Army Guard end strength and full time support until Fiscal Year 2017

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 19
Letter to Rep. Stacey Plaskett (Del.-VI) for the Hire a Hero Act

May 11
Letter to Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) for the Veterans' Entry Apprenticeship Act

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

March 3

NGAUS and AGAUS Letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate and House Defense Appropriations Subcommittees on Army National Guard Blackhawk Modernization

NGAUS and AGAUS Letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate and House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittees on  Army National Guard Blackhawk Modernization

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