Tillis’ Bipartisan LEGION Act Headed to President’s Desk | Beaufort County Now

Yesterday, bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), members of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, that would extend eligibility for American Legion membership to honorably discharged veterans who served since World War II senator, thom tillis, LEGION act, july 24, 2019
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Tillis’ Bipartisan LEGION Act Headed to President’s Desk

Press Release:

Tillis-Sinema Legislation Gives Veterans Who Honorably Served Access to the American Legion

    WASHINGTON, D.C.     Yesterday, bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), members of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, that would extend eligibility for American Legion membership to honorably discharged veterans who served since World War II passed the House of Representatives. The legislation is now headed to President Trump's desk for signature.

    Currently, only veterans who served during periods of declared hostilities are able to join the American Legion. The bipartisan LEGION Act is supported by the American Legion and ensures the thousands of brave American veterans who fought for our country during unrecognized times of war are able to enjoy the full benefits of membership in the American Legion.

    "For 100 years, the American Legion has fostered a community for servicemembers and veterans throughout our great nation," said Senator Tillis. "The bipartisan LEGION Act will expand access to the American Legion to all veterans who served honorably, and I want to thank my colleagues in Congress for passing this legislation and sending it to President Trump to be signed into law."


  • Contact: Daniel Keylin
  •     daniel_keylin@tillis.senate.gov


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