LEGISLATIVE NEWS JUNE 2018
The featured legislative alert on the MOAA website at http://takeaction.moaa.org/?4 is entitled “End the pay reduction for medical retirees”. I would encourage everyone to go to the following site and take action by contacting Congress using the drafted message. Here is more information on this alert: “End the deduction of service-earned retirement pay to offset VA disability compensation for those servicemembers whose service-connected, non-combat related disability retirement under Chapter 61, 10 U.S.C. precluded them from serving at least 20 years.” Here’s the link to the website to send your thoughts to Congress: http://takeaction.moaa.org/app/write-a-letter?3&engagementId=458753
From here, you have to enter your zip code and then it will take you to the draft correspondence. Enter your name, address, and POC information and follow the simple directions to send the correspondence. The entire process takes about two minutes.
A couple of the other legislative action alerts and updates on the website are “Compensation is Crucial to Recruitment and Retention”, “Top 10 Solutions for Wounded, Ill, and Injured Veterans”, “Be Cautious with Compensation Reform”, “Fix Call Up Orders for Guard and Reserve”, and “Support full concurrent receipt for disabled military retirees”. These alerts can be found here: http://capwiz.com/moaa/home/
There are also 19 key bills that MOAA is supporting listed at http://capwiz.com/moaa/issues/bills/ This is a great list if you’re interested in learning more about the bills. You can click on the names of the bills and learn more about each of them. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Travers at email@example.com.
Please support HB 351 that extends Ohio’s active-duty Armed Forces municipal income tax exemption to NOAA and USPHS commissioned officers. HB 351 has passed the House and is now with the Ohio Senate Ways and Means Committee. Columbus-area State Senators Jordan and Hackett are on the Senate Ways and Means Committee. Alan Echt, Secretary, Greater Cincinnati Chapter. firstname.lastname@example.org.