Entries by Linda Harshbarger

NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-19; 29 October 2015

The Issue: Possibility of permanent residence status through military service Immediate Action Required: Contact your representatives immediately and ask them to support H.R. 3698, the Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2015, a bill sponsored by Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo. More Information: NGAUS strongly supports H.R. 3698, the Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2015, legislation that […]

EANGUS Legislative Update; 20 October 2015

HR 1735, FY2016 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA) Speaker of the House, John Boehner plans to send the FY16 NDAA down Pennsylvania Ave to the President’s desk tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21. All summer and fall, President Obama has threatened to veto the NDAA largely because it surpasses the Budget Control Act (BCA) caps and keeps […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-18; 8 October 2015

The Issue: Providing flexibility to military members and their families during times of deployment and relocation. Immediate Action Required: Ask your senators to support S. 2137, the Military Family Stability Act, a bill sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO. More Information: NGAUS strongly supports S. 2137, the Military Family Stability Act, a bill that provides […]

EANGUS Legislative Alert #2015-012; 8 October 2015

EANGUS Supports S. 2137, the Military Family Stability Act EANGUS supports S. 2137, the Military Family Stability Act, a bill that provides flexibility to military members and their families during times of deployment and relocation. In an era of persistent military conflict and multiple deployments, and with more military spouses also working, there are many […]

EANGUS Legislative Alert; 6 October 2015

HR 1735, FY2016 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA) Legislative Provisions affecting members of the National Guard: WINS: • Creation of defined contribution Thrift Saving Plan with government matching program (Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission “MCRMC”) • Discounted Lump Sum Payments after 20 years of service (MCRMC) o Major victory for Guardsmen o EANGUS National […]

NGAI Update; 25 September 2015

Dear NGAI Members and Friends, We’re coming off a very successful conclusion of both our national conferences and starting to focus on 2016, but we still have allot to do in 2015. As Fall approaches, we will be kicking off the 2016 NGAI/EANGUS/NGAUS Membership campaign and our 2016 NGAI Legislative Goals. Be sure to check […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-17; 29 September 2015

The Issue: Allow veterans the opportunity to pursue small business and entrepreneurial aspirations by giving access to Small Business Administration resources using their GI Bill benefit. Immediate Action Required: Ask your senators and representatives to support the Veterans Entrepreneurial Transition Act of 2015; S. 1870 sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran, R-KS, and H.R. 3248 sponsored […]

EANGUS Legislative Update; September 2015

Legislative Report Overview The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate returned from August Recess on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Both Chambers have outstanding legislation to accomplish before the end of the fiscal year – September 30 – and the end of the calendar year. Defense Appropriations Congress must pass the Defense Appropriations Act to fund […]

NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-16; 9 September 2015

The Issue: Support the Veterans Hearing Aid Access and Assistance Act and Veterans’ Access to Hearing Health Act of 2015 Immediate Action Required: Contact your senators and representative immediately and ask them to support S. 564 and H.R. 353, bills to include licensed hearing aid specialists as eligible for appointment in the Veterans Health Administration(VHA) […]

MOAA Legislative Alert; 21 August 2015

ACT NOW TO BLOCK BIG RX FEE HIKES Congress is considering drastic pharmacy fee increases for service members and retirees. Pharmacy fees will increase 66 to 75 percent. This is not right. Tell your elected officials to block this provision in the defense bill. NICKEL AND DIMING REALLY ADDS UP TRICARE beneficiaries continue to be […]