National Legislative Service
The location of our Washington,
D.C. office allows us to monitor all legislation affecting veterans, alert VFW
membership to key legislation under consideration and to actively lobby
Congress and the administration on veterans' issues.
Everything we do on Capitol Hill is with the VFW’s priority goals and veterans' well-being in mind. With the strength of the nearly 1.9 million
members of the VFW and its Auxiliaries, our voice on “the Hill”
cannot be ignored!
WHAT WE DO:
The VFW's National Legislative Service advocates on veterans' behalves. By
testifying at congressional committee hearings and interacting with congressional members,
the VFW has played an instrumental role in nearly every piece of veterans' legislation passed since the beginning of the 20th Century.
The VFW's most successful and important legislative push was
to make college education affordable for military service members with the
signing of the 1944 GI Bill of Rights, the Montgomery GI Bill in 1984, and the
new Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008.
Learn more about all of the VFW's major legislative victories by clicking here.
VFW's NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE PROGRAMS INCLUDE: