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Legislative

The Military Officers Association of America SWVC supports the MOAA national legislative agenda. The chapter is also active in supporting the state council in various state veterans' issues.

MOAA’s Legislative Priorities 2024

Here is a look at MOAA’s priorities, in support of the 50th anniversary of our all-volunteer force and to address the challenges facing our uniformed community.

  • Compensation and Service-Earned Benefits

  • Military Housing

  • Health Care for Currently Serving and Retirees

  • Health Care and Benefits for Veterans

  • Service Families

  • Survivors

  • Guard and Reserve

 

As protecting health care and service-earned benefits is a challenge, MOAA will press forward to engage Congress to shape outcomes in these vital areas. There are steep hills before us. Our nation has a rising debt of more than $30 trillion and a deficit of more than $3 trillion. Because of this, MOAA anticipates robust attempts to control federal budgets, reduce or eliminate unprogrammed expenditures, and reduce entitlements. MOAA needs you to be ready to reach out to your legislators and keep that engagement going as necessary to make sure your voice is heard. Details at

https://www.moaa.org/content/publications-and-media/news-articles/2024-news-articles/advocacy/tricare-for-life,-star-act,-housing-help-will-anchor-moaas-spring-advocacy-push/

Virginia Council of Chapters / Joint Leadership Council 2024 Initiatives

  • JLC 2024-01 Expand Tax Relief for Surviving Spouses of Military Services Members “Killed in Action” to also include “Died on Active Duty”.

  • JLC 2024-02 Stop Unscrupulous Firms from Exploiting Veterans

  • JLC 2024-03 Virginia National Guard Tuition Assistance Waiver

  • JLC 2024-04 Enhanced Emergency Response Medical Protections

A summary of the approved 2024 JLC Initiatives Policy papers for each initiative can be accessed on the JLC webpage at: https://www.dvs.virginia.gov/dvs/joint-leadership-council-veterans-service-organizations-2 

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