On the Hill
The National Military Family Association regularly meets with members of Congress and their staff to discuss issues of importance to service members, retirees, their families, and survivors. Our Government Relations staff is called upon in all stages of legislation. When a Member is considering a bill they may ask us to review the language. We are often asked to participate on panels that testify before Congress. We are invited to roundtables and forums where lawmakers discuss matters with stakeholders from military and veteran organizations. Once legislation is introduced we may write a letter of support to the sponsors of the bill.
We tell the story of military families and we need your input to help tell that story. When we see a problem that is affecting many families we can raise awareness of the issue and ask lawmakers to address it. When we hear that a program is working effectively and answering a need for our families we endorse it and recommend it to the Services to make it available for all military families.
You can tell your own story—members of Congress want to hear from their constituents. Read our testimony for background on issues. It is important to communicate with your members of Congress on issues that are important to you. Issues arise where we may ask you to contact your member of Congress on a bill or subject that the National Military Family Association feels strongly impacts the quality of life for our uniformed service families.
To find out who your members of Congress are visit http://thomas.loc.gov—click on House of Representatives in the left column and enter your zip code or click on Senate and find your state. Use the contact us button to find the form to send an email or mail a letter to the Congressional office.
Until military families are relieved of the weight of war, we hope you will continue to contribute to their wellbeing.
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