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August is a Great Time to Connect with Your Members of Congress

Traditionally, August signals a long recess work period for members of Congress. It is during this time that Senators and Representatives devote extra time and attention to meeting with their constituents, touring important facilities in their states and districts, and otherwise reconnecting with the citizens and communities they serve. Both members of the House and Senate typically leave Washington at the beginning of August and do not return until after Labor Day. This year, however, the Senate is taking a shorter recess and will return in the middle of the month.

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Topics: Department of Veterans Affairs, Air Carrier Access Amendment Act, VA caregiver program, Capitol Hill, Congress, Department of Transportation

Seven More Things Our Congress Can Do To Help Veterans

Posted by PVA Staff on Feb 1, 2017 1:53:41 PM

In response to Speaker John Boehner's "Seven Things We've Done to Help Veterans" from August 2015

Congress seems content to pat itself on the back every time it basically does its job. Worst yet, these self-congratulatory proclamations never acknowledge that many of the problems our legislators manage to solve were largely of their own making.

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Topics: VA caregiver program, Veterans Affairs, Capitol Hill

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