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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. 

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List of Letters

DateTopicReceipient(s)
5/10/16Section 702 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017Senate: SASC Committee Members
3/3/16The "Protecting Our Security Through Utilizing Right-Sized End-Strength Act of 2016"House: Gibson & Turner
11/19/15The "Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015."Senate: Heller & Hirono
9/14/15Our Country Needs to Avoid a Government Shutdown

House: Boehner & Pelosi

Senate: McConnel & Reid

7/7/15AUSA on JCS Recommendations to MCRMC

House: Boehner, Pelosi, Thornberry & Smith

Senate: McConnell, Reid, McCain & Reid

5/14/15The Military Spouses' Achieving College Education for Survivors (ACES) ActHouse: Duckworth & Rigell
4/27/15Maintaining Army End-Strength

House: Fleming

Senate: Vitter & Inhofe

4/10/15The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)Senate: Murray
3/6/15TMC MCRMC Recommendations

Senate: McCain, Reed, Graham & Gilibrand

1/27/15End SequestrationThe 114th Congress
1/16/15The Military Tax Equity BillU.S. Senate: Cornyn
11/13/14Putting Veterans Funding First Act (S. 932)U.S. Senate: Reid
11/13/142015 Defense Appropriations & Authorization Bills

U.S House: Boehner, Pelosi, McKeon, Adam Smith, Harold Rogers, Lowey, Frelinghuysen & Visclosky

U.S. Senate: Levin, Inhofe, Mikulski, Shelby, Durbin, Cochran, Reid & McConnell

11/7/14Consumer Financial Protections for ServicemembersCFPB: Mr. Richard Cordray
10/30/14End Sequestration now

U.S. House: Boehner, Pelosi, McKeon, Adam Smith, Harold Rogers, Lowey, Frelinghuysen & Visclosky

U.S. Senate: Levin, Inhofe, Mikulski, Shelby, Durbin, Cochran, Reid & McConnell

10/7/14FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Bill

U.S. House: McKeon & A. Smith

U.S. Senate: Levin & Inhofe

9/4/14Kill SequestrationU.S. Congress: All Members
7/31/14World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin ActU.S. Senate: Roy Blunt
6/13/14The Appropriations Process & Regular OrderU.S. House: Pelosi, Walz, Kirkpatrick, Sanford Bishop, Michaud, Sinema, Becerra, Takano, Brownley, O'Rourke & Susan Davis
5/6/14General Gordon R. Sullivan, USA (Ret.) Testimony Before the Senate Armed Services CommitteeU.S. Senate: SASC
4/23/14World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin ActU.S House: Lamborn & Cleaver
2/11/14AUSA Opposition to HR 3930U.S. House: Boehner, Pelosi, McKeon & Smith
1/28/14General Gordon R. Sullivan, USA (Ret.) Testimony Before the Senate Armed Services Committee Regarding Recent Changes to the U.S. Military Retirement SystemU.S. Senate: SASC
1/3/14The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 & COLA ReductionU.S. Congress: All members
12/18/13The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 & COLA ReductionU.S. Senate: Levin & Inhofe
12/5/13The 2014 NDAA & Death Gratuity PaymentsU.S. Senate: Reid, McConnell, Levin & Inhofe
10/9/13HR 3274 the "Fallen Heroes and Families Assistance Act"U.S. House: Boehner & Pelsoi
10/7/13The Government ShutdownU.S. Senate: Reid & McConnell
9/26/13Our National Defense & the CR

U.S. Senate: Reid & McConnell

U.S. House: Boehner & Pelosi

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

U.S. Senate: Reid & McConnell

U.S. House: Boehner & Pelosi

9/3/13Sequestration & Military Readiness

U.S. Senate: Reid & McConnell

U.S. House: Boehner & Pelosi

8/2/13The Cost of Sequestration

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

U.S. Senate: Reid, McConnel, Durbin, Cochran, Levin, Inhofe & Reed

7/15/13AUSA Letter to Rep. Gerald ConnollyU.S. House: Rep. Gerald Connolly
7/11/13AUSA Letter Regarding Overseas Housing AllowanceU.S. Secretary of Defense: Chuck Hagel
5/21/13AUSA Letter Regarding the SBP/DIC OffsetU.S. Senate: Bill Nelson
4/25/13The 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

3/15/13AUSA Opposition to Amendment #67 to HR 933U.S. Senate: All Senators
3/13/13The Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgment ActU.S. House: Rep. Don Young
1/23/13Possible 'Perfect Storm' of Defense Cuts

U.S. House: Speaker Boehner & Leader Pelosi

U.S. Senate: Leader Reid & Leader McConnell

1/14/13The 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

12/7/12FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act

U.S. House: Buck McKeon & Adam Smith

U.S. Senate: Carl Levin & John McCain

12/4/12Possible TRICARE Fee Increases

U.S. Senate: Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, John McCain & Carl Levin

11/20/12The 21st Century Post Reform Act (Senate amdt. 2060)

U.S. Representatives: The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee (Full Committee), Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell & Mark Warner

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

11/16/12Medicare Physician 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

11/9/12Joint Sequestration Prevention

U.S House: Speaker Boehner, Reps. Pelosi

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

9/18/12Military Suicide PreventionU.S. Senate: Senators Levin & McCain
8/10/12Prevent 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

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

4/26/12Proposed DoD Healthcare Fee Increases (Part II)U.S. Senate: SASC (Subcommittee on Personnel)
4/24/12BRAC-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

4/18/12Support for HR 3895U.S. Representative: Jeff Miller
4/11/12Support for HR 3279U.S. Representative: Silvestre Reyes
3/29/12Stop 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

3/15/12Stop 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

2/17/12Proposed DoD Healthcare Fee IncreasesU.S. Congress: All members (540)
12/6/11Letters to Congressional Army Veterans Concering Erosion of BenefitsU.S. Congress: Congressional Army Veterans
12/1/11Protecting Military Healthcare & Retirement BenefitsU.S. President: Barack H. Obama
11/28/11Defense Authorization TRICARE Amendment

U.S. Senate: All Members (excluding Sen. McCain)

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

10/4/11Protecting Military Retirement & Healthcare Benefits

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

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

5/3/11TRICARE Enrollment FeesU.S. Representatives: "Buck" McKeon & Adam Smith
3/9/11Homeowners Assistance ProgramU.S. Representatives: Gerald Connolly
3/1/11Legal Assistance for Members of the Armed ForcesU.S. Senators: Herbert H. Kohl
2/10/11Repeal SBP/DIC Offset

U.S. Senators: Bill Nelson

U.S. Representatives: Joe Wilson

2/9/11Enact 2011 Defense Appropriations Legislation Now

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

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

11/10/10Reverse Reduction of the Medicare Physician Payment Rate

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

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

11/10/102011 Defense Authorization and Appropriations BillsU.S. Senators: Reid, McConnell, Inouye, Cochran, Levin, and McCain
7/27/10Possible 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)

6/17/102010 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill

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

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

6/14/10HR 4213 and the reduction in the Medicare Physician Payment RateU.S. Senators: Reid, McConnell, Inouye, and Cochran
5/17/10National Defense Spending PrioritiesU.S. Senators: Reid, McConnell, Levin, McCain, Inouye, and Cochran
4/26/10Improving Veterans Electronic Transition Services (iVets) billRepresentatives: Tsongas
2/24/10H.R. 4320, the Post 9/11 Education Fairness ActU.S. Representatives: Murphy (Scott)
11/13/09H.R. 3691, the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act of 2009U.S. Representatives: Pelosi, Boehner, Rangel, and Camp
11/6/09Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009U.S. Representatives: Rangel
10/27/09Post 9/11 Troops to Teachers Enhancement Act

U.S. Senators: McCain and Bennet

U.S. Representatives: Courtney and Petri

9/21/09H.R. 3590, the Servicemembers Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009U.S. Representatives: Rangel
8/26/09FY2010 National Defense Authorization Bill

U.S. Senators: Levin and McCain

U.S. Representatives: Skelton and McKeon

8/06/09The role 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

7/31/09H Con Res 170, supporting the COmmunity Covenant initiative of the Secretary of the ArmyU.S. House of Representatives: Whitfield
7/16/09Amend Section 414 of the FY 2010 Defense Authorization Act to increase the number of authorized Non-Dual Status Technicians in the Army National GuardU.S. Senators: Levin and McCain
7/14/09Amendment 1515 to S 1390, FY 2010 Defense Authorization BillU.S. Senators: Nelson (Bill)
7/14/09Congressional Record Statement by Senator LiebermanU.S. Senators: Lieberman
7/13/09Lieberman Amendment to S. 1390, the FY 2010 Defense Authorization ActU.S. Senators: Lieberman
6/18/09Funding 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)

6/15/09FY10 National Defense Authorization ActU.S. House of Representatives: Skelton
5/5/092009 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.)

4/1/09H.R. 1804 and beneift upgrades for the Military and federal civilian communityU.S. House of Representatives: Skelton and Towns
3/23/09Amendment of the eligibility date for military Homeowner Assistance Program (HAP) participation from 1 July 2006 to 1 July 2008

U.S. Senators: Senaors LEvin, McCain, Nelson (Ben), Graham, Inouye, Cochran, Johnson, and Hutchison.

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

3/12/2009Army 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

3/6/09S. 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) annuityU.S. Senators: Nelson, Bingaman, Inhofe, Lincoln, Sessions, Vitter, Feinstein, Kerry, Mikulski, and Snowe.
2/11/09Funding for Veterans Affairs and Defense Department spending in 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

2/6/09HR775: Military Surviving Spouses Equity ActU.S. Representatives: Solomon Ortiz and Henry Brown, Jr.
2/6/09HR816: Military Retirees Health Care Protection ActU.S. Representatives: Chet Edwards and Walter Jones
1/23/09Inclusion of funding for military construction and VA facilities in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan legislationU.S. Represenatives: Obey, Lewis, Wamp, and Edwards