AMRA Works Hard to Protect the Benefits of ALL Retirees and Veterans.

We all know that there is strength in numbers and Congress DOES pay 
attention to constituents. Please add YOUR voice by letting your Congressman
and Senators know how you feel. If we can add enough like-opinions to our
side of the scoreboard, we can make a BIG difference in the lives of retirees!

Follow the issues important to YOU and send a message directly to Washington with AMRA CAPWIZ!


  Legislative Advocacy Guide for Members

AMRA members know how important it is to advocate for the
protection of their earned benefits and entitlements. Many members
have already used AMRA’s CAPWIZ to send messages
to their lawmakers and that has made a huge difference!
AMRA members who would like to work on a more local level,
or one-on-one with lawmakers can refer to our Advocacy Manual:
Legislative Advocacy for Members - A Guide to Contacting
National & Local Officials. 
Inside you will find valuable tips for
successful communications to Members of Congress, coordinating with
AMRA’s Legislative Director, knowing which issues to advocate for,
important "do's" and "don'ts" …and much more!

National Legislative Director's 2017 Convention Report

2017-2018 Legislative Resolutions


LEGISLATIVE WATCH

August 11, 2017

July 27, 2017

July 14, 2017



AMRA TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESS

3/9/2017: House and Senate Committees on Veterans' Affair: Support Repeal of SBP-DIC Offset


POSITION PAPERS

7/27/2017: VA Choice Funding

6/22/2017: Allow Surviving Spouses to Keep Final Retirement Payment

3/23/2017: Provide Space A Travel for 100% Disabled Veterans

2/24/2017: Repeal the SBP-DIC Offset

2/21/2017: Repeal the Retirement and VA Disability Pay Offset

2/8/2017: Constitutional Amendment to Make U.S. Flag Desecration Illegal


LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY

Op Ed - AMRA's plan to help retirees losing TRICARE Prime

2016-2017 AMRA Legislative Goals 


CORRESPONDENCE WITH CONGRESS

7/10/2017: AMRA Urges Passage of Military Retiree Survivor Comfort Act

6/7/2017: AMRA Urges Defense Appropriations Subcommittees to Reject POTUS TRICARE Budget Proposals

6/7/2017: AMRA Urges Budget Committees to Reject POTUS TRICARE Budget Proposals

6/7/2017: AMRA Urges Military Construction/Veterans Affairs Appropriation Subcommittees to Reject Two POTUS
Budget Proposals Affecting Veterans


6/7/2017: AMRA Urges Budget Committe to Reject Two POTUS Budge Proposals Affecting Veterans

2/14/2017: Letter of support to Sen. Bill Nelson on S. 339 - Survivor Benefit Plan and Disability Indemnity Compensation

2/14/2017: Letter of support to Rep. Joe Wilson on H.R. 846 - Survivor Benefit Plan and Disability Indemnity
Compensation

2/9/2017: Letter to Sen. John McCain with Testimony Request

2/1/2017: Letter to Rep. Mac Thornberry with Testimony Request

1/30/2017: Letter to Sen. Johnny Isakson with Testimony Request

1/17/2017: Letter of support to Sen. Dean Heller on S. 66 - Concurrent Receipt


JOINT VSO INITIATIVES SUPPORTED BY AMRA

7/19/2017: NMVA letter in support of H.R. 3218 to Veterans Affairs Committee

5/22/2017: NMVA Final Accountability Letter to Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

4/17/2017: Letter to the HASC Personnel Subcommittee in support of the Military Patron Protection Act (MPPA) advanced by Congressman Walter Jones.

2/14/2017: Letter of support to Senator Bill Nelson for S. 339 Survivor Benefit Plan and Disability Indemnity Compensation



PRESS RELEASES