Congress

Washington Report (January 13, 2015) A bill addressing the issue of military suicides passed the House Monday. The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act is named for a Marine veteran who took his own life in 2011. If the bill becomes law, veterans will have greater access to mental health care, and... Read more
Washington Report (January 13, 2015)  The NGAUS legislative team continues to grow. One week after the inaugural participants in the NGAUS Fellowship Program started their tour in D.C., Delaware native Matt Pincus has joined the staff as the legislative manager for Air Guard programs. In this role... Read more
01.06.15 Letter to Committee Leadership
01.06.15 letter to POTUS
Washington Report (January 6, 2014) Republicans in the House are using jobs for veterans to undermine the Affordable Care Act. They plan to introduce today, the first day of the 114th Congress, the Hire More Heroes Act which would allow employers to hire veterans but not count them as full-time... Read more
Washington Report (January 6, 2014) The Department of Veterans Affairs likely will not eliminate a backlog in benefits claims by the end of 2015, according to Army Times. Despite cutting the backlog in half since the start of 2013, the agency is not processing the claims fast enough to reach what... Read more
Washington Report (January 6, 2015) Two company-grade Army National Guard officers joined the NGAUS staff Monday as the inaugural participants in the NGAUS Fellowship Program. First Lt. Charles Martin, 26, is an intelligence officer in the Vermont Army Guard. Second Lt. Mark Caruso, 24, is a... Read more
Washington Report (December 30, 2014) The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is recommending modernizing the military's array of benefits for its members, according to the panel's spokesman. Jamie Graybeal told The Hill Monday that the report due at the White House Feb. 1... Read more
Washington Report   (December 23, 2014) The Army is not letting Congress stop its plan to restructure its aviation fleet. Despite President Barack Obama's signature last week on the 2015 defense policy bill that limits the Army's ability to retire and transfer its helicopter fleet, the service is... Read more
WASHINGTON (Dec. 22, 2014) —The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president, on the enactment of the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act.   "President Barack Obama's signature Friday on the... Read more

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