Letters to Congress & the Administration  

 



Letter Date

Letter Topic

Recipients

9/4/14 Kill Sequestration U.S. Congress: All members
7/31/14 World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act U.S. Senate: Roy Blunt
6/13/14 The Appropriations Process & Regular Order  

U.S. House: Pelosi, Walz, Kirkpatrick, Sanford Bishop, Michaud, Sinema, Becerra, Takano, Brownley, O’Roarke, Van Hollen & Susan Davis

4/23/14

World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act

 

U.S. House: Lamborn & Cleaver
2/11/14 AUSA Opposition to HR 3930 U.S. House: Boehner, Pelosi, Mckeon & Smith
1/28/14 General Gordon R. Sullivan, USA (Ret.) Testimony Before the Senate Armed Services Committee Regarding Recent Changes to the U.S. Military Retirement System
U.S. Senate: SASC
1/3/14 The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 & COLA Reduction U.S. Congress: All members
12/18/13 The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 & COLA Reduction U.S. Senate: Levin & Inhofe
12/5/13 The 2014 NDAA & Death Gratuity Payments U.S. Senate: Reid, McConnell, Levin & Inhofe
10/9/13 HR 3274 the ‘‘Fallen Heroes and Families Assistance Act"

U.S. House: Boehner & Pelosi

10/7/13

The Government Shutdown

U.S. Senate: Reid & McConnell

U.S. House: Boehner & Pelosi

9/26/13 Our National Defense & the CR

U.S. Senate: Reid & McConnell

U.S. House: Boehner & Pelosi

9/16/13 The Service & Sacrifice of the Borinqueneers

U.S. Senate: Blumenthal

U.S. House: Posey

9/3/13 Sequestration & Military Readiness

U.S. Senate: Reid & McConnell

U.S. House: Boehner & Pelosi

8/2/13 The Cost of Sequestration U.S. Senate: Reid, McConnell, Durbin, Cochran, Levin, Inhofe & Reed

U.S. House: Boehner, Pelosi, Carter, Ruppersburger, McKeon, A. Smith, C.W. Bill Young & Visclosky

7/15/13 AUSA Letter to Rep. Gerald Connolly U.S. House: Rep. Gerald Connolly
7/11/13 AUSA Letter Regarding Overseas Housing Allowance U.S. Secretary of Defense: Chuck Hagel
5/21/13 AUSA Letter Regarding the SBP/DIC Offset U.S. Senate: Bill Nelosn
4/25/13 The Proposed FY14 Budget & Army Readiness

U.S. Senate: Chair & Ranking Member of the SASC, SAC & SAC-D

U.S. House: Chair & Ranking Member of the HASC, HAC & HAC-D 

3/15/13 AUSA Opposition to Amendment #67 to HR 933 U.S. Senate: All Senators
3/13/13 The Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgement Act U.S. House: Rep. Don Young
1/23/13

Possible 'Perfect Storm' of Defense Cuts

 

U.S. House: Speaker Boehner & Leader Pelosi

U.S. Senate: Leader Reid & Leader McConnell

1/14/13

The Specter of Sequestration & Our National Defense 

 

U.S. House: House leadership, Chair / Co – Chair Army Caucus & Army Veterans

U.S. Senate: Senate Leadership, Chair / Co – Chair Army Caucus & Army Veterans

12/7/12 FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act

U.S. House: Buck McKeon & Adam Smith

U.S. Senate: Carl Levin & John McCain

12/4/12 Possible TRICARE Fee Increases U.S. Senate: Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, John McCain & Carl Levin
11/20/12

The 21st Century Postal Reform Act (Senate amdt. 2060)

 

U.S. Representatives: The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee (Full Committee), John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi

U.S. Senate: The Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee (Full Committee), Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell & Mark Warner

11/16/12 Medicare Physican Payment Rate

U.S. House:Speaker Boehner, Reps. Pelosi, Dicks, CW Bill Young, Howard “Buck” McKeon & Adam Smith

U.S. Senate: Majority Leader Reid, Sens. McConnell, Levin, McCain, Inouye, Cochran

11/9/12 Joint Sequestration Prevention

U.S. House:Speaker Boehner, Reps. Pelosi

U.S. Senate: Majority Leader Reid, Sens. McConnell

9/18/12 Military Suicide Prevention U.S. Senate: Senators Levin & McCain
8/10/12 Prevent Sequestration Now!

U.S. House:Speaker Boehner, Reps. Pelosi, Dicks, CW Bill Young, Howard “Buck” McKeon & Adam Smith

U.S. Senate: Majority Leader Reid, Sens. McConnell, Levin, McCain, Inouye, Cochran

7/12/12 Stolen Valor Act of 2011 (HR 1775) U.S. Representatives: Rep. Heck (R-NV)
5/23/12 Veteran Skills to Jobs Act (HR 4155) U.S. Representatives: Rep. Denham & Rep. Walz
5/21/12 Support for S. 3203 U.S. Senate: Entire Chamber minus Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) & Marco Rubio (R-FL)
5/14/12 Support For Senator Lautenberg's TRICARE Legislation U.S. Senate: Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
5/2/12 Proposed Restrictions on Federal Agency Participation in Association Events

U.S. Representatives: The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee (Full Committee), John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi

U.S. Senate: The Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee (Full Committee), Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell & Mark Warner

4/26/12 Proposed DoD Healthcare Fee Increases (Part II) U.S. Senate: SASC (Subcommittee on Personnel)
4/24/12 BRAC-Like Commission & The Military Retirement System

U.S. Representatives: John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Norm Dicks, C.W. "Bill" Young, Howard "Buck" McKeon & Adam Smith

U.S. Senate: Carl Levin, John McCain, Daniel Inouye, Thad Cochran, Harry Reid & Mitch McConnell

4/18/12 Support for HR 3895 U.S. Representative: Jeff Miller
4/11/12 Support for HR 3279 U.S. Representative: Silvestre Reyes
3/29/12 Stop Sequestration Now (Part II)

U.S. Representatives: John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Norm Dicks, C.W. "Bill" Young, Howard "Buck" McKeon & Adam Smith

U.S. Senate: Carl Levin, John McCain, Daniel Inouye, Thad Cochran, Harry Reid & Mitch McConnell

3/15/12 Stop Sequestration Now

U.S. Representatives: John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Norm Dicks, C.W. "Bill" Young, Howard "Buck" McKeon & Adam Smith 

U.S. Senate: Carl Levin, John McCain, Daniel Inouye, Thad Cochran, Harry Reid & Mitch McConnell

02/17/12 Proposed DoD Healthcare Fee Increases U.S. Congress: All members(540)
12/6/11 Letter to Congressional Army Veterans Concerning Erosion of Benefits U.S. Congress: Congressional Army Veterans (65)
12/1/11 Protecting Military Healthcare & Retirement Benefits U.S. President: Barack H. Obama
11/28/11 Defense Authorization TRICARE Amendment U.S. Senate: All Members (excluding Sen. McCain)
10/4/11 Protecting Military Retirement & Healthcare Benefits (Congress) 

U.S. Representatives: John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Harold Rogers, Norm Dicks, C.W. "Bill" Young, Howard "Buck" McKeon & Adam Smith 

U.S. Senate: SASC (Full Committee), SAC-D (Full Subcommittee), Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell & Robert Casey

Joint Committee: Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (Full Committee)

9/26/11 Protecting Military Retirement & Healthcare Benefits U.S. President: Barack H. Obama
8/18/11 Military Retirement Benefits

U.S. Representatives: Boehner, Pelosi, Harold Rogers, Dicks, C.W. "Bill" Young, McKeon & Adam Smith 

U.S. Senate: SASC (Full Committee), SAC-D (Full Subcommittee), Harry Reid & Mitch McConnell

5/3/11 TRICARE Enrollment Fees U.S. Representatives: "Buck" McKeon & Adam Smith
03/09/11 Homeowners Assistance Program  U.S. Representatives: Gerald E. Connelly
03/01/11 Legal Assistance For Members of the Armed Forces 

 U.S. Senators:Herbert H. Kohl

02/10/11

Repeal SBP/DIC Offset

 U.S. Senators: Bill Nelson

U.S. Representatives: Joe Wilson

 

 

02/09/11

Enact 2011 Defense Appropriations Legislation Now

U.S. Senators: Reid, McConnell, Inouye & Cochran

U.S. Representatives: Boehner, Pelosi, Dicks, Harold Rogers & C.W. Young 

 

 

 

11/10/10

Reverse Reduction of the Medicare Physician Payment Rate 

U.S. Senators: Reid, McConnell, Inouye & Cochran

U.S. Representatives: Pelosi, Boehner, Obey & Lewis

 

 

11/10/10

2011 Defense Authorization and Appropriations Bills

 

U.S. Senators: Reid, McConnell, Inouye, Cochran, Levin, and McCain
7/27/10

Possible Cuts to Military Manpower and HealthCare

 

 

U.S. Senators: Reid, McConnell, Inouye, Cochran, Levin, and McCain

U.S. Representatives: Pelosi, Boehner, Obey, Lewis, Dicks, Young (C.W.), Skelton, Obey, and Edwards (Chet)

6/17/10

2010 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill

 

 

U.S. Senators: Reid, McConnell, Inouye, and Cochran

U.S. Representatives: Pelosi, Boehner, Obey, Lewis, Dicks, and Young (C.W.)


6/14/10 HR 4213 and the reduction in the Medicare Physician Payment rate U.S. Senators: Reid, McConnell,  Inouye, and Cochran

 

 

5/17/10

National Defense Spending Priorities

 

 

 

U.S. Senators: Reid, McConnell, Levin, McCain, Inouye, and Cochran

U.S. Representatives: Pelosi, Boehner, Skelton, McKeon, Obey, Lewis, Dicks, Edwards, Carter, and Young (C.W.)

4/26/10

Improving Veterans' Electronic Transition Services (iVets) bill


U.S. Representatives: Tsongas


2/24/10

 

H.R. 4320, the Post 9/11 Education Fairness Act

 

U.S. Representatives: Murphy (Scott)

 

11/13/09

H.R. 3961, the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act of 2009

 

U.S. Representatives:  Pelosi, Boehner, Rangel, and Camp

 

11/06/09

Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009

 

U.S. Senators: Reid and McConnell

 

10/27/09

Post 9/11 Troops to Teachers Enhancement Act

 

U.S. Senators: McCain and Bennet

U.S. Representatives: Courtney and Petri

09/21/09

H.R. 3590, the Servicemembers Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009

 

U.S. Representatives:  Rangel

 

08/26/09

FY2010 National Defense Authorization Bill

 

 

U.S. Senators:  Levin and McCain

U.S. Representatives: Skelton and McKeon

 

08/06/09

The role of military health care systems in
proposed health care reform legislation

 

 

 

 

U.S. Senators:  Reid, McConnell, Inouye, Cochran, Baucus, Bingaman, Conrad, Snowe, Grassley, Enzi, Kennedy, McCain, and Levin

U.S. Representatives: Pelosi, Boehner, Waxman, Barton, Miller (George), Kline, Rangel, Camp, Skelton, and McKeon

07/31/09

H Con Res 170, supporting the Community Covenant initiative
of the Secretary of the Army 

 

U.S. House of Representatives: Whitfield

 

07/16/09

Amend Section 414 of the FY 2010 Defense Authorization Act to increase the number of authorized Non-Dual StatusTechnicians in the Army National Guard 

 

U.S. Senators: Levin and McCain

 

 

07/14/09

Amendment 1515 to S 1390, FY 2010 Defense Authorization Bill 

 

U.S. Senators: Nelson (Bill)

 

07/14/09

Congressional Record Statement by Senator Lieberman

 

U.S. Senators: Lieberman

 

07/13/09

Lieberman Amendment to S. 1390, the FY 2010 Defense Authorization Act

 

U.S. Senators:  Lieberman

 

06/18/09

Funding for the increase of Army end strength in the base budget

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Senators: Reid, McConnell, Inouye, Cochran, Levin, Kennedy, Byrd, Lieberman, Reid, Akaka, Nelson (Bill), Nelson (Ben), Bayh, Webb, McCaskill, Udall, Hagan, Begich, Burris, McCain, Inhofe, Sessions, Chambliss, Graham, Thune, Martinez, Wicker, Burr, Vitter, and Collins

U.S. House of Representatives: Pelosi, Boehner, Skelton, McKeon, Obey, Lewis (Jerry), Murtha, and Young (C.W. Bill) 
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06/15/09

FY10 National Defense Authorization Act


 

U.S. House of Representatives: Skelton

 

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05/05/09 2009 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill

U.S. Senators:  Reid, McConnell, Inouye, and Cochran

U.S. House of Representatives
Pelosi, Boehner, Obey, Lewis, Murtha, and Young (C.W.) 

04/01/2009 H. R. 1804 and benefit upgrades for the military and federal civilian community  U.S. House of Representatives:  Skelton and Towns
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03/23/2009 Amendment of the eligibility date for military Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) participation from 1 July 2006 to 1 July 2008  U.S. Senators:  Senators Levin, McCain, Nelson (Ben), Graham, Inouye, Cochran, Johnson, and Hutchison.

U.S. House of Representatives:  Skelton, McHugh, Davis (Susan), Wilson, Murtha, Young (C.W.), Edwards, and Wamp.

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03/12/2009 Army end strength increases and weaponry needs  U.S. Senators: Levin, McCain, Thune, Wicker, Reed, Ben Nelson, Burr, Bayh, Kennedy, Martinez, Bill Nelson, Sessions, Graham, Lieberman, Conrad, Gregg, Inouye, Cochran, McConnell, and Reid

U.S. Representatives: Obey, Wittman, McHugh, Abercrombie, Bartlett, Susan Davis, Wilson, Snyder, Ortiz, Forbes, Akin, Taylor, Turner, Tauscher, Smith, Miller, Spratt, Paul Ryan, Murtha, C.W. Young, Lewis, Pelosi, Skelton, and Boehner
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03/06/2009 S. 535 and the repeal of the law requiring a dollar-for-dollar deduction of VA benefits for service connected deaths from military survivors’ Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuity U.S. Senators:  Nelson, Bingaman, Inhofe, Lincoln, Sessions, Vitter, Feinstein, Kerry, Mikulski, and Snowe
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02/11/2009 Funding for Veterans Affairs and Defense Department spending in the The American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan 

U.S. Senators:   Senators Reid, McConnell, Inouye, Cochran, Johnson, and Hutchison;

U.S. Representatives:  Pelosi, Boehner, Obey, Lewis, Edwards, and Wamp

02/06/2009 HR775:  Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act U.S. Representatives:  Solomon Ortiz and Henry Brown, Jr.
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02/06/2009 HR816:  Military Retirees’ Health Care Protection Act U.S. Representatives:  Chet Edwards and Walter Jones
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01/23/2009 Inclusion of funding for military construction and VA facilities in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan legislation U.S. Representatives:  Obey, Lewis, Wamp, and Edwards
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01/21/2009

U.S. Senators: Akaka, Burr, Reid, McConnell, Inouye, Cochran, Levin, and McCain.

U.S. Representatives: Pelosi, Boehner, Skelton, McHugh, Obey, Jerry Lewis, Filner, and Buyer


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