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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Veterans' advocates lobby hard for attention on Capitol Hill

Veterans' advocates lobby hard for attention on Capitol Hill
by Leo Shane III
Stars and Stripes
Published: March 20, 2013

WASHINGTON — Nearly every major veterans advocacy organization has visited Capitol Hill over the last month, pushing lawmakers to keep the focus on their issues amid the financial fights in Congress.

This week, leaders from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America brought dozens of young vets to Washington to visit lawmakers and relate their stories.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion held similar lobbying trips earlier in March, and the House and Senate veterans committees invited 18 different advocacy groups to testify on their priorities for the upcoming year.
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