The Reserve Officers Association's (ROA) future is built on its past efforts. Key to ROA's legislative activity is its history of letter writing. Past letters are a prime example of ROA at work on behalf of its members.
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3/10/2005 - ROA Letter to CM Andrews
Support for amendment to HR 366, Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act, to expand educational assistance benefits to members of the Armed Forces and Selected Reserve.
3/2/2005 - ROA Letter to CM Bartless
Supports for Servicemembers’ Flexible Educational Assistance Act, to expand educational assistance benefits to members of the Armed Forces and Selected Reserve.
3/2/2005 - ROA Letter to CM Holt
Support for the bill, to ensure pay equity for enlisted members of the reserve components. The bill recognizes the Reserve Components is a viable recruiting pool for our office force.
3/2/2005 - ROA Letter to Sen Corzine
Support for S. 639 to reduce the age for receipt of military retired pay for non-regular service from 60 to 55.
2/9/2005 - ROA Letter to Sen Graham
Support the bill, The Guard and Reserve Readiness and Retention Act. This bill addresses the important issues of mobilization and retention.
3/2/2005 - ROA Letter to Sen Shelby
Supports the bill S. 417, Military Reserve Mobilization Income Security Act of 2005, to provide a refundable wage differential credit for activated reservists to alleviate their financial burden.
3/23/2005 - ROA Letter to CM Bilirakis
Support for l HR 1366, Combat-Related Special Compensation Act of 2005, to expand eligibility for Combat-Related Special Compensation paid by the uniformed services in order to permit certain additional retired members who have a service-connected disability to receive both disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for that disability and Combat-Related Special Compensation by reason of that disability.
10/5/2005 - Sample Letter about getting the National Defense Authorization Act to the Senate Floor
The troops need this bill.
12/5/2005 - Letter in support of TRICARE Reserve Select for Drilling Reservists.
Support your issue write your Congressman.
12/3/2005 - A letter in support of SBP/DIC offset.
Show your congressman how you support this issue.
12/3/2005 - A letter in support of paid-off SBP.
Contact your congressman with your views on this issue.
12/19/2005 - Sample Letter about getting the Defense Spending Appropriations Bill to the Senate Floor
The troops need this bill.
3/17/2004 - Letter on Russian Lease vs C-5 Upgrades
The letter was sent to the chair and co-chair of the defense committees dealing with airlift. ROA is concerned that the lease of Russian aircraft signifies a shortage of U.S. owned airlift at a time when the service is in the process of retiring C-5A aircraft that could be modernized and kept in the fleet for several decades.
4/5/2004 - Letter to Miltary Times
Response to Militry Times Article, “Pentagon Doesn’t Back Push To Improve Reserve Benefits,” by Rick Maze, published week of March 22, 2004
4/1/2004 - Letter to RFPB on Commissary Closing Criteria
Currently the criteria for deciding if a commissary should remain open does not consider the number of Guard and Reserve patrons and their families. This will become even more of an issue during BRAC.
4/29/2004 - Military Coalition Letter to Hon. Henry Brown, Chairman, Benefits Subcommittee, House of Representatives.
Urging joint hearing on the Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill
4/29/2004 - Military Coalition Letter to Hon. John McHugh, Chairman, Total Force Subcommittee, House of Representatives.
Urging joint hearing on the Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill
11/15/2004 - ROA Letter on FY04 Supplemental to Congress
Conveys ROAs views on supporting TRICARE for Reserve Components
11/1/2004 - SECDEF Ltr on FY04 Supplemental to Congress
Conveys SECDEF views against the proposed TRICARE for Reserve Components legislation.
7/20/2004 - ROA Letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committees
ROA completed a matrix of Reserve Component provisions supported by the House and Senate in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2005, which included the ROA position on the provisions. The letter highlighted several of those provisions and attached a copy of the matrix that is available on the website at Capitol Hill Updates/Committee Updates.
7/28/2004 - Letter on the DoD Proposal to Survivor Benefit Plan
Defense Department officials urge alternatives to SBP, rather than proposed congressional fixes to eliminate benefits reduction at age 62 years. ROA feels that these DoD suggestions should not go unanswered.
11/11/2004 - Letter to Speaker Hastert from REA and ROA concerning HR 1779
Asking that the Speaker place HR 1779 on the calendar under suspension of the rules so that we can finish this important business before the end ofthe current tax year.
3/6/2003 - To: The Honorable Martin Frostre: Armed Forces Tax Fairness Act of 2003
Armed Forces Tax Fairness Act of 2003
3/19/2003 - To: The Honorable Russ Feingoldre: Military Families Leave Act of 2003
Military Families Leave Act of 2003
5/2/2003 - To Hon. Duncan Hunter, Chairman, HASC
re: The Defense Transformation for the 21st Century Act
5/6/2003 - DoJ letter to ROA Executive Director
re: Timely USERRA case litigation
5/16/2003 - Letter re: 2% raise for NOAA vs the 4.1% raise for rest of the armed services
Sent to: Committee on Resources, House Appropriations, Commerce, Science and Transportation, Energy and Commerce, Senate Appropriations
5/16/2003 - Letter re: 2% raise for PHS versus the 4.1% raise for rest of the armed services
Sent to: Senate Appropriations, Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Energy and Commerce, House Appropriations.
6/4/2003 - ROA letter to Senator Warner regarding emerging issues
(Income Protection, Lowering Reserve Retirement Eligibility Age, and Health Care for Reservists and their Families)
6/20/2003 - ROA Weighs In On Defense Authorization Act Issues
Letter to the members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees regarding the differing provisions and issues in the FY04 NDAA currently being resolved by the bill’s conference committee
3/15/2002 - Letter to Rep. Jim Saxton on Reserve Retirement
5/10/2002 - Letter from ROA Executive Director
to Senator Susan M. Collins supporting proposed Selected Reserve Educational Act of 2002
7/22/2002 - Is the Pentagon Planning to cut military end-strengths again?
An article in the Baltimore Sun, July 10, 2002 indicates that the Pentagon is planning in fiscal year 2004 to drastically reduce the number of men and women in uniform. Read Cong. Ike Skelton's letter on the subject to Mr. Jay Spiegel, Executive Director, ROA and to members of the Military Coalition.
7/25/2002 - Letter to Cong. Dick Armey
Supporting Creation of Department of Homeland Security.
9/4/2002 - Letter to Sen. Lieberman--urging enactment of S.2452
And opposing certain USCG related provisions of H.R.5005, the House version of S.2452
8/16/2002 - Letter to Sen. Lieberman--Opposing provisions of H.R.5005
Urging the Senate not to enact Section 753 of Subtitle F, a provision found in H.R. 5005.
10/8/2002 - Letter to Honorable J. Dennis Hastert
ROA urges the House to repass H.R. 5063 with the provisions added by the Senate.
10/8/2002 - Letter to Senator Tom Daschle
ROA thanks the Senate for passing H.R. 5063, the Armed Forces Tax Fairness Act of 2002.
7/27/2001 - Letter to Members of the House Appropriations Committee urging them to retain funding for the Selective Service System.
On July 25, 2001, our executive director, Jay Spiegel, sent the following letter to members of the House Appropriations Committee urging them to retain funding for the Selective Service System. The letter is self-explanatory. Now it is time for the members of Congress to hear from their constituents and to learn where the folks back home stand on this critical issue.
7/27/2001 - Letter from The Military Coalition to Senate Finance Committee urging Support for S-540.
This letter was sent by the Military Coalition to members of the Senate Finance Committee to urge that they become cosponsors of S 540. ROA is cochair of the TMC's Guard and Reserve Committee.
9/14/1999 - Treatment of Reserve Component (RC) Members at Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF) for Health Care Related to an Immunization
Treatment of Reserve Component (RC) Members at Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF) for Health Care Related to an ImmunizationSection 1074a of Title 10, United States Code authorizes RC members medical care appropriate for the treatment of an injury...
8/5/1999 - Letter to Members of the House Appropriations Committee for Funding for the Selective Service System.
On August 5, 1999, our executive director, Jay Spiegel, sent the following letter to members of the House Appropriations Committee urging them to restore funding for the Selective Service System. The letter is self-explanatory. Now it is time for the members of Congress to hear from their constituents and to learn where the folks back home stand on this critical issue.
7/30/1999 - ROA's Input to Navy's National Naval Reserve Policy Board General Assembly
The Honorable C.W. "Bill" Young, Chairman, House Appropriations CommitteeThe Honorable David Obey, Ranking Member...
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