The location of the VFW office in Washington, D.C., allows us to monitor all legislation affecting veterans, alert VFW membership to key legislation under consideration and to actively lobby Congress and the administration on veterans' issues. National Legislative Service establishes the VFW's legislative priorities and advocates on veterans' behalf. By testifying at congressional committee hearings and interacting with congressional members, the VFW has played an instrumental role in nearly every piece of veterans' legislation passed since the beginning of the 20th century. Everything we do on Capitol Hill is with the VFW’s Priority Goals and veterans' well-being in mind. With the strength of the more than 1.5 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary, our voice on Capitol Hill cannot be ignored!
Among the VFW's most recent and important legislative victories was expanding college education benefits for military service members with the signing of the Forever GI Bill, and ensuring America's service members and veterans receive the care they deserve - whenever and wherever they need it - by passing the VA MISSION Act.
The VFW Action Corps is a weekly update on what veteran-related issues are happening nationally in Washington DC. You can see the latest Action Corps update here.
You can also sign up to get a weekly email (usually Friday) with what's happening in Washington DC.
Documents/Guidance (Click on the title to download)
VFW Dept of Georgia Legislative Handbook for 2017-18 (PDF)