For over 100 years, DAV has been advocating for better federal veterans programs, benefits, health care and transition services for the men and women who served, their families and survivors. DAV’s National Legislative Department takes the resolutions adopted by DAV members at our annual National Conventions to Congress to advocate for improved federal laws, regulations and policies of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other federal agencies whose programs support the veteran population.

In the first session of the 117th Congress, a number of DAV’s key priorities were enacted, including the largest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase in decades, mental health and suicide prevention measures for rural veterans, and the maternity care coordination program. In the second session, we will continue to advocate for toxic exposure health care and benefits, reform of survivors benefits, long-term health care needs, underserved veteran populations, and mental health care and suicide prevention.


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