The National Military Family Association is invited to present testimony before a variety of groups and agencies on a regular basis. While our testimony has been primarily prepared for Senate and House committees and subcommittees, in recent years we have also prepared statements for state legislatures and special commissions appointed by the President.
The testimony process starts several months beforehand when we research as an Association what issues are impacting uniformed service families. What issues were not resolved the year before? What are we hearing from families, our Representatives and Volunteers, and from other agencies that work with families? We develop one comprehensive document and our subject matter experts in our Government Relations department develop sections pertaining to their issues. We include meaningful stories we hear from families about these issues.
We also contribute to the testimony developed by The Military Coalition (TMC), an umbrella group of 34 military and veteran focused organizations that work together to improve the quality of life and personnel issues for service members, retirees, veterans, the wounded, ill and injured, their families and survivors. We are often invited to testify as part of a panel of TMC members. That testimony can be found at www.themilitarycoalition.org.
April 18, 2013
Testimony submitted for the record to the House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. This testimony focuses on funding needs for quality of life programs to support military families, including concerns about the impact of sequestration and needed support for families of the wounded and caregivers. (More)
April 17, 2013
Testimony submitted for the record to the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Military Personnel concerning the quality of life of military families - the Nation's families. (More)
February 13, 2013
Testimony submitted for the record to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on the mental health challenges and needs of veterans and military families. (More)
October 18, 2012
Testimony submitted to the Council of the District of Columbia in support of Bill 19-328, Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. (More)
June 21, 2012
Testimony submitted for the record to the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee concerning Defense Department programs and policies to support military families with special needs. (More)
To access the complete list of testimonies, click here.
Until military families are relieved of the weight of war, we hope you will continue to contribute to their wellbeing.
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