Entries by Linda Harshbarger

NGAUS Legislative Alert; Fiscal 2017 Budget Signed

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017  The omnibus spending agreement reached by Congress to fund the government through Oct. 1 was signed by President Donald Trump Friday. In total, the law provides $593 billion in defense spending, an increase of $19.9 billion over fiscal year 2016 spending levels. This includes: $516.1 billion in base discretionary funding […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert; 30 March 2017

NGAUS strongly supports S. 697 and H.R. 1687, the Tax Relief for Guard and Reserve Training Act.  S. 697 was introduced in the Senate by Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Tom Udall (D-NM), as well as in the House as H.R. 1687 by Representative Bruce Poliquin (R-ME), on March 22nd. This legislation would increase the […]

EANGUS Call to Action; 2017-02

EANGUS Call To Action 2017-02 Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) introduced H.R. 1379 to amend Title 38 United States Code to provide for the entitlement to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs for members of the Armed Forces awarded the Purple Heart. H.R. 1379 extends benefits under the Department of […]

EANGUS Legislative Call To Action: 10 March 2017

H.R. 1384 “Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act of 2017″ Take Action: EANGUS Call To Action 2017-01 The House of Representatives’ National Guard and Reserve Caucus Co-Chairs, Representative Steven Palazzo (R-MS) and Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) introduced H.R. 1384 “Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act of 2017″ to fix the disparity created by the 12304b duty status. Current […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert; 8 March 2017

Please contact your Members of Congress and urge them to co-sponsor and support H.R. 1384. NGAUS strongly supports H.R. 1384, the Reserve Component Benefits Parity Act, introduced on March 8th by Representatives Steven Palazzo of Mississippi’s 4th District, Tim Walz of Minnesota’s 1st District, Trent Franks of Arizona’s 8th District, and Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire’s 1st District. The legislation […]

NGAUS Alert; 1 March 2017

Please contact your Senators and urge them to co-sponsor and support S. 473. “NGAUS applauds the introduction of the Educational Development for Troops and Veterans Act, which would provide numerous protections and opportunities for our members,” said the NGAUS President, MG (Ret) Gus Hargett.  “We appreciate Senator Tester’s efforts to correct the benefit disparity for […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert; 15 February 2017

NGAUS strongly supports S. 307, the Department of Defense Emergency Response Capabilities Database Enhancement Act of 2017, introduced on February 7 by Senators Christopher Coons of Delaware, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Deb Fischer of Nebraska, and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. The bill would update current law and require the Department of Defense to track […]