For almost a century, DAV has been advocating for better federal veterans programs, benefits, health care and transition services for the men and women who served, their families and survivors. DAV’s National Legislative Department takes the resolutions adopted by DAV members at our annual National Conventions to Congress to advocate for improved federal laws, regulations and policies of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other federal agencies whose programs support the veteran population.

In the 115th Congress, a number of DAV’s key legislative priorities were enacted, including the historic VA MISSION Act, a bill to reform and strengthen the VA health care system and expand VA’s caregiver program to all eras of veterans. In addition, new legislation was approved to modernize the claims and appeals process, and improve earned benefits for veterans, their families and survivors.

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For the second session of the 116th Congress, DAV is actively working to achieve these five Critical Policy Goals:

Sign up for the DAV CAN (Commander’s Action Network) today to help protect the earned benefits of ill and injured veterans and their families. By becoming an advocate, you can help inform lawmakers about the important issues and challenges veterans face every day. You will receive alerts and updates on key legislative issues directly impacting and affecting the veteran community, and through DAV CAN you can share your views and directly voice your concerns with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Your personal involvement is critical, and increases the effectiveness of our advocacy mission in order to fulfill our promises to the men and women who served.

You can also stay up to date on current legislative priorities by getting involved with DAV’s Benefits Protection Team and lend your voice to the growing local grassroots network in your area.