Entries by Linda Harshbarger

NGAUS Legislative Alert #16-1; 8 January 2016

The Issue: Establishing a continuing medical education program at the Department of Veterans Affairs for non-Department medical professionals who treat veterans and their family members. Immediate Action Required: Contact your senators and representative immediately and ask them to support S. 2049 and H.R. 3580, bills to create a continuing medical education program at the Department […]

NGAI Alert #16-1; 4 January 2016

Dear NGAI Members, Just a reminder, you’re invited to Military and Veterans Day Indiana State House 2016! Monday 11 January is your day at the Statehouse. We had over 250 attendees last year with NGAI members leading the way. Come meet you state legislators and educate them on why they should be investing in our […]

NGAI Alert; 5 December 2015

Dear NGAI Members and Friends, As we bring 2015 to a close, there is still much legislative action in progress both in Washington, D.C. and Indianapolis. In Washington, while the two-year budget may not seem like a good thing, the deal does bring some stability to the military by not having to operate under a […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-23; 24 November 2015

The Issue: Support bill eliminating the age restriction on receipt of retired pay for non-regular service for new recruits Immediate Action Required: Contact your representatives immediately to co-sponsor H.R. 4124, the Support America’s Armed Forces Reserve Component Retirees Act of 2015 sponsored by Rep. Tim Walz, (D-MN), which eliminates the age restriction on receipt of […]

EANGUS Call to Action #2015-15; 16 November 2015

H.R. 3970 Please contact you Contact your Member of Congress and request that they cosponser and support H.R. 3970, Housing Our Heroes Act. This legislation will help ensure that our veterans have a place to call home while turning neglected properties into houses. On November 5, 2015, Congressmen Steve Israel (D-NY) and Tom Rooney (R-FL) […]

EANGUS Call to Action #2015-14; 16 November 2015

S.1203 Please contact your Member of Congress and request support for S. 1203, the 21st Century Veterans Benefits Delivery Act. Specifically, Sec. 701. of the bill will grant honorary veteran status to certain persons who performed service in the reserve components of the Armed Forces. Members of the National Guard perform an invaluable role as […]

EANGUS Call to Action #2015-13; 16 November 2015

H.R. 2874 EANGUS strongly supports H.R. 2874, the Andrew P. Carpenter Act of 2015, a bill that would exempt student loan forgiveness from being categorized as taxable income for families of veterans who lost their lives while serving our country. Lance Corporal Andrew P. Carpenter of Columbia, Tennessee lost his life on February 19, 2011, […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-22; 11 November 2015

The Issue: Making it easier for retired military medical doctors to work for the Veterans Administration Immediate Action Required: Ask your senators and representatives to support the Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act of 2015; S. 2279 sponsored by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-OR. More Information: NGAUS strongly supports S. 2279, the Veterans Health Care Staffing […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-21; 5 November 2015

The Issue: Exempting student loan forgiveness from being categorized as gross taxable income for families of veterans who lost their lives while serving Immediate Action Required: Ask your representatives to support H.R. 2874, the Andrew P. Carpenter Act of 2015, a bill sponsored by Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-TN. More Information: NGAUS strongly supports H.R. 2874, […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-20; 4 November 2015

The Issue: Stop possible cuts to fiscal 2016 National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account (NGREA) funding Immediate Action Required: Ask your senators and representative to keep current fiscal 2016 NGREA funding intact More Information: Please urge your senators and representative to not use NGREA funds as a bill-payer for defense-funding levels in the new budget […]