AMVETS prides itself on providing America’s veterans with benefits and services they have earned through their honorable military service, ensuring the uniformed services are adequately funded to continually protect our nation, and not forgetting those service personnel who are listed as POW/MIA. Annually, AMVETS sets legislative goals aimed at helping identify and implement the solutions to achieve these objectives. These goals are set by AMVETS adopted resolutions, voted on by members at the annual AMVETS National Convention. To reach these goals, we work closely with Congress and the administration, urging the passage of legislation, which reflects AMVETS’ agenda.
These resolutions make up the foundation of our mission to aid members and the entire veteran community. We urge all members to become actively involved by participating in veteran blogs, writing letters to your local and state government officials, reading American Veteran to stay on top of current issues affecting veterans, and taking advantage of all of the resources available on the legislative page. AMVETS provides all veterans with a voice and will continue to fight in Congress and the government for each and every AMVETS member.
Calling All Unemployed Veterans
Last fall, Congress passed, and the President signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 in order to help veterans find jobs. The VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 is now being implemented, and with that, unemployed veterans ages 35–60 can apply for retraining under the Montgomery GI Bill for in-demand jobs. Read more