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MOAA's letter to President Joe Biden Secondary Image
Joe Biden is sworn in as President Jan 6 2021

MOAA's letter to President Joe Biden

From MOAA Staff

The first 100 days of a president’s term is a time where the new administration considers the top issues it wants to tackle through either executive orders, legislation, or policy changes. Based on meetings with the transition teams of then-President-Elect Joe Biden and then-Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, it is clear the new administration is keenly interested in doing all it can to help improve the quality of life and protect service-earned benefits for all our uniformed servicemembers and veterans, their families, retirees, caregivers, and survivors.

The new administration is expected to move quickly. MOAA sent a Jan. 20 letter to the president asking for swift action in many areas. In it, MOAA urges the incoming administration to consider taking up several issues and working with military and veterans service organizations in a collaborative manner to affect these important changes. MOAA looks forward to helping the administration during the transition by providing the necessary background information support needed to successfully achieve its goals moving forward.

Click here to read the article on the MOAA page; the complete letter is at the link at right.

Posted: 01/28/21 15:23 by WNC MOAA under "Business"

Military and Veterans Affairs Key Congressional Leaders

CALL THESE CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS (NOTE: THIS LIST IS GOOD THROUGH THE END OF DECEMBER)

House Leadership

Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.): 202-225-4965

Minority Leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.): 202-225-2915

Senate Leadership

Majority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.): 202-224-2541

Minority Leader, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.): 202-224-6542

House Armed Services Committee

Chairman, Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.): 202-225-8901

Ranking Member, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas): 202-225-3706

Senate Armed Services Committee

Chairman, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.): 202-224-4721

Ranking Member, Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.): 202-224-4642

House Veterans Affairs Committee

Chairman, Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.): 202-225-2305

Ranking Member, Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.): 202-225-6356

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Chairman, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.): 202-224-6521

Posted: 11/21/20 10:51 by WNC MOAA under "Business"

Current Bills/Actions before Congress

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law. Bills numbers restart every two years. December 31, 2020 will end the 116th Congress. January 2021 will start the 117th Congress and these issues will have to be re-introduced and started again with cosponsors.

A "quick look" is available in the images at right. Downloadable version at the link lower right.

Posted: 05/18/20 18:32 by WNC MOAA under "Business"