Letters to Congress & the Administration from AUSA
An important way to advocate for the Army, Soldiers (past, present and future) and their Families is by sending letters to members of Congress. A complete listing by date, subject, and recipient(s) of the letters sent to Congress and copies of the letters themselves can be found on the Letters to Congress page in this Congressional Information section.
Readers can communicate with their Congressional Members, by using the “Contact Congress” button to send already prepared text or create new text.
Letters from Congress to AUSA
Letters sent from members of Congress to AUSA are also available to view on the Letters from Congress page in this Congressional Information section.
Latest Transitions in the 113th Congress
The Government Affairs directorate maintains up to date records of congressional committee membership and information on the members themselves. The Latest Transitions in the 112th Congress page summarizes any changes in congressional membership.
Senate Army Caucus House Army Caucus
In addition to the formally constituted committees, several caucuses in the House and Senate pay attention to Army matters. Caucuses are informal groupings of members who share interests in a common topic. Despite being outside of the formal political structure, such groups seek to influence the policy process on a wide range of issues, often with some success. The Senate Army Caucus, formed by Senators James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), is one such caucus that is followed closely by AUSA. It’s counterpart, co-chaired by Representatives Chet Edwards (D-Texas) and John Carter (R-Texas), is called the House Army Caucus. A full listing of the membership can be found on the Senate Army Caucus and House Army Caucus pages in this Congressional Information section.
Army Veterans in the 112th Congress
At the start of every new Congress, AUSA creates the latest edition of the “Once a Soldier…Always a Soldier” book to honor those in Congress who have served the United States as Soldiers and continue to serve as Legislators. A listing of every current member who has served in the U.S. Army and a downloadable version of the “Once a Soldier” book can be found on the Army Veterans in the 112th Congress page.