Legislative Goals

LEGISLATIVE GOALS

NATIONAL DEFENSE
  • Ensure Defense Funding Keeps America Strong and Secure
  • Support Uniformed Services Pay, Benefits and Allowances
  • Champion Protection and Respect for the Flag of the United States
  • Promote and Protect Uniformed Services Right to Vote Regardless of Location in the World
TRICARE & HEALTH CARE
  • Hold the Line Against Unfair TRICARE Cost & Fee Increases
  • Promote Top-Quality Care for Wounded, Ill and Injured Veterans
  • Minimize Pharmacy Co-pay Increases & Ensure Continued Access to Medications
  • Fix Medicare Physician Reimbursement Rate
  • Advance Research/Treatment Programs for Battlefield and Military Injuries and Illnesses
MILITARY RETIREMENT & EDUCATION BENEFITS
  • Protect Retirement Benefits Earned in a Military Career
  • Sustain Post 9/11 GI Bill and Secure Earned Educational Benefits
  • Full Concurrent Receipt for All Disabled Retirees at All Disability Levels
VETERAN & SURVIVOR BENEFITS
  • End Survivor Benefit Plan/Dependency & Indemnity Compensation Offset for Military Widows
  • Support Sufficient, Timely and Predictable Funding for VA Health Care
  • Reduce VA Claims & Appeals Backlog
  • Promote Conditions for Veterans Employment
  • Endorse Merchant Mariner “Belated Thank You” Legislation
Note: This list of goals and objectives is neither all-inclusive nor listed in priority of action. Priorities may change due to events; our focus is to represent our members’ interest to the executive and legislative branches of Government.