Friday, December 19th, 2014

News

$1.1 trillion spending bill passes House after pleas from Obama, GOP leaders

By S.A. Miller and Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Thursday, December 11, 2014 Associated Press A last-minute plea from President Obama and fatigued GOP leaders overcame rebellions from both conservatives and liberals, clearing the $1.1 trillion spending bill through the House on Thursday in a dramatic late-night vote. Democrats huddled for more than three hours, and were visited... [Read more]


American Legion Newscenter

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Legion National Commander: President makes right call on U.S. air strikes, Iraq must not fall

WASHINGTON (August 8, 2014) – “A necessary step,” is how the head of the nation’s largest veterans service organization characterized President Obama’s decision to authorize U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State terrorists that are threatening U.S. personnel and Iraqi civilians in the war torn country which has been under siege since June. The mission also includes providing humanitarian... [Read more]


President signs VA reform bill

National commander joins ceremony that will provide emergency funds for veterans trying to get medical appointments. WASHINGTON (Aug. 7, 2014) – American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger was at Fort Belvoir, Va., today where President Obama signed a $16.3 billion emergency spending measure that provides greater veteran access to non-VA health-care providers, among other reforms in the... [Read more]