The VFW’s most successful and important legislative push was to make college education affordable for military service members with the signing of the 1944 GI Bill of Rights, the Montgomery GI Bill in 1984, and the new Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008.

  • Ongoing: Continuing to press the Senate on passage of S. 1982, a comprehensive veterans’ benefits bill that includes expansion of caregiver programs, improved mental health programs, and in-state tuition. To date, the VFW Action Corps has sent 10,000 messages to every Senate office.
  • August 2014: Pushed Congress to pass the compromised Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 which will provide necessary resources, reduce appointment waiting times, and provide veterans timely access to quality VA health care.
  • January 2014: Repealed reductions in cost-of-living adjustments for military retirees after generating more than 30,000 emails and countless phone calls to every Congressional office on Capitol Hill.
    December 2013: Helped the House pass in-state tuition protections for recently-transitioned veterans by a vote of 390-0.
  • April 2013: Reinstated military Tuition Assistance after generating more than 14,000 emails to every Congressional office on Capitol Hill.
  • July 2013: Upheld the dignity and honor of Purple Heart recipients by generating more than 15,000 emails to Congress opposing the establishment of the Distinguished Warfare Medal.