AFA’s Government Relations team is a constant presence on Capitol Hill. They work to educate congressional leaders on various Air Force issues, advocating AFA’s position on key issues effecting national security. They regularly host Congressional outreach programs, including briefings and targeted meetings, reaching hundreds of Congressional staffers and members. They also work with other Military Coalition organizations to bring issues and challenges facing US service members to the attention of lawmakers.
Below are a list of AFA's latest legislative actions:
FY16 DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS & FY16 NDAA
VA Expands Disability Benefits for C-123 Reservists
DOD Supports Changes to Military Retirement
AFA has joined with the Reserve Officer Association, National Guard Association of the United States, and Enlisted National Guard Association of the United States in support of Senate Amendment 1723 to the FY16 NDAA, sponsored by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).
AFA signs joint letter with military and veterans associations to House Armed Services Committee and Senate Armed Services Committee supporting military retirement reform. Background information can be found here.
FY15 Senate Armed Services Committee National Defense Authorization Act
FY15 House Armed Services Committee National Defense Authorization Act
AFA supports the Desert Storm Memorial
AFA's prepared testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee on
AFA's testimony to the Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Armed
AFA joins with the Military Coalition in advocating to repeal COLA
AFA joins with the Association of the US Army and the Association
of the US Navy in a letter on Sequestration.
AFA Councils--Enlisted, CGO, Reserve and ANG--met at AFA's Air and
Space Symposium to discuss top issues.
AFA Letter to SASC on UCMJ
FY2014 Air Force FYDP Aircraft Buy
Opening Statementof Secretary Donley and Chief of Staff Welsh
at HASC AF FY14 Budget Hearing
July Fly In Talking Points