(OT) IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED ON CONCURRENT RECEIPT
- Sorry to bother folks with mundain matters and please
excuse the multiple postings. This issue is very
important to me and I wanted to get the word out.
Feel free to contact me off list if you have any
questions about the Concurrent Receipt issue.
Stephen M. Hannah
TSGT USAF Retired
--- lbogle-web@... wrote:
> Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001 14:10:43 -0400__________________________________________________
> From: lbogle-web@...
> To: lbogle-web@...
> Subject: IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED ON CONCURRENT
> M E M O R A N D U M
> TO: Action E-List
> FROM: Joseph A. Violante, National Legislative
> SUBJ: IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED ON CONCURRENT RECEIPT
> DATE: October 3, 2001
> Due to your efforts, we have just passed another
> milestone on the road to concurrent receipt
> legislation. The Senate adopted the Reid-Hutchinson
> amendment to the defense authorization bill, S.
> 1438, to provide for concurrent receipt of military
> longevity retired pay and veterans� disability
> compensation. Senators received thousands of e-mail
> messages on this issue from DAV�s website. Many of
> you also contacted your Senators by telephone,
> regular mail, or office visits.
> When the Senate and House conferees meet to work out
> the differences between the defense authorization
> bill passed by the Senate and the defense
> authorization bill passed by the House, they will be
> confronted by two competing provisions for
> concurrent receipt. They will have the Senate
> version, which will authorize concurrent receipt of
> military retired pay and veterans� disability
> compensation, and they will have the House version,
> which will kill concurrent receipt legislation, at
> least for this year. The DAV vigorously opposed the
> House provision and vigorously supported the Senate
> provision in the Reid-Hutchinson amendment.
> This puts us at a crucial point in our quest for
> concurrent receipt legislation. Whether justice
> will finally be done or whether disabled military
> retirees will again see Congress kill this measure
> depends on whether the conferees adopt the Senate
> provision or the House provision. This will be a
> test to show who in Congress really does support
> veterans and who does not. We must make every
> possible effort to see that the conferees adopt the
> Senate provision. This is the last battle in this
> campaign to get concurrent receipt legislation
> enacted. We must intensify our efforts and make the
> strongest possible last push for this legislation.
> We must tell the congressional leadership in
> emphatic terms that it is time to do the right
> Contact Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert to
> urge that he instruct his House conferees to agree
> to inclusion of Senate concurrent receipt provision
> in the final bill. Contact Senate Majority Leader
> Thomas A. Daschle to urge that he instruct his
> Senate conferees to insist that the Senate
> concurrent receipt provision be included in the
> final bill. Contact the Speaker of the House by
> telephone (202-225-0600), mail (H-232 Capitol
> Building, Washington, DC 20515-6501) or the
> prepared e-mail message on DAV�s website at
> www.dav.org. Contact the Senate Majority Leader by
> telephone (202-224-5556), mail (S-221 Capitol
> Building, Washington, DC 20510-7020), or the
> prepared e-mail message under the corresponding
> alert for the Senate on the DAV�s website. If you
> have access to the Internet, also send an e-mail
> message to your House member to urge support for the
> Senate concurrent receipt provision. You may access
> this prepared e-mail message by clicking on the
> legislative alert titled �CONCERNS ABOUT CONCURRENT
> RECEIPT LEGISLATION.�
> JOSEPH A. VIOLANTE
> National Legislative Director
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