WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is inviting external media, congressional representatives,Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) leadership, and other veteran service organizations to attend a press conference asking Congress to pass appeals modernization.
The press conference will be held at 2 p.m. on
Appeals reform legislation will allow the VA to modernize its outdated appeals process and ensure that veterans are receiving the care that they deserve in a timely manner.
"Modernizing VA's archaic appeals process is of the utmost priority. Over the past year, The American Legion has engaged in discussions with VA leadership, VSO's, and private attorneys to improve the claims and appeals process," said The American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt. "Please tell Congress you expect both parties to work together responsibly to pass legislation which includes a simple and fair appeals process that provides veterans and their families their earned benefits in a timely manner."
Confirmed attendees for the press conference include:
For questions or directions to the location, call 202-224-6452.
About The American LegionWith a current membership of 2.2 million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through more than 13,000 posts across the nation.
Media Contact: Crystal Jackson, Media Relations Manager, 202-263-5758, [email protected]
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