Find and listen to the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearings:



Find and listen to Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Hearings:









Too many fellow veterans face lingering health issues from toxic exposures during their military service.

It’s wrong that any of them would come home and wait years, or even decades, for the care they earned and deserve. Veterans who are sick and dying need help now.

Please sign the petition and let your legislators know they must act immediately.

Make your voice heard and tell Congress to pass legislation to care for fellow veterans — past, present and future — who suffer after serving in hazardous environments. 


We won’t stand by and let veterans go without life-saving VA health care or benefits. That’s adding insult to injury!

Our brothers and sisters-in-arms who’ve worn our nation’s uniform deserve a country that keeps the promises made to them. We’re grateful for members like you who agree and help





Harold "Hal" Roesch, II

VFW Commander-in-Chief

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States




WATCH our VFW National Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch’s testimony before the Special Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs  on 18 March 20221. 

Chief Roesch discussed the VFW’s top priorities for 2021.  These key legislative priorities include:

  •         Toxic Exposures and Other Environmental Hazards
  •         Veteran Economic Issues
  •         Veteran Claims and Benefits
  •        Underserved Veteran Populations




 VFW Podcast

The VFW Podcast is a new show for veterans, by veterans.  It airs the first and third Wednesday of each month. 


The VFW Podcast is our newest communication platform that will highlight critical issues, challenges and legislation affecting veterans, service members and military families worldwide.

Join us as we chat with congressional leadership, Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs senior officials, and everyday veterans as we tackle tough issues affecting our military veteran community.


To listen to the VFW Podcasts, please click on any of the following streaming service icons below, or wherever you get your podcasts. 


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Our National VFW organization is working hard to protect those benefits and entitlements that we have earned through our military service to our nation. To make this program successful, we need as many of you as possible to participate and get involved as a "Veterans Advocate."  The purpose of this program is to inform our members of the issues so we can take action by contacting (writing letters, sending emails, making phone calls, attending town hall meetings, etc.) our legislators on issues affecting veterans, active duty service members and our families. Our elected officials need to hear from us. If they don't, they will assume that it isn't important to us, make the decisions for us, and we will have to live with the consequences.

  • To become a "Veterans Advocate," join the VFW Action Corps by clicking on  By doing so, you will receive the Washington Weekly E-Newsletter and all VFW Action Alerts.
  • To report on Veterans activities in your area, such as legislative events, town halls, veteran’s advisory committees, rallies, etc., send an email briefly describing the event or activity to Bob Jones, the Department of Idaho's Legislative Committee Member, at
  • To seek answers to questions you may have on legislative issues, or obtain more information, write to Comrade Jones at the above email address, or phone him at Tel. 208-356-0255.
Thanks for all you have done and all you continue to do for Veterans and their families.


Idaho Governor Brad Little, Carmelita Jones, Bob Jones and Former Idaho Governor Butch Otter


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