We will list hot Legislative and News topics that affect chapter members or that members express an interest in. We will also post any call to action sample letters in this section.
Note: For the latest news call AFSA Capitol Hill Update Hotline at 1-800-638-0594 extension 400 or through the Headquarters AFSA web site at www.afsahq.org tab "Legislation" on left hand side of page.
Another good source of independent information is www.govtrack.us
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AFSA headquarters Uses Capwiz, a service that will provide our members the means to identify their congressional representatives; research their representatives voting records; learn about legislative issues, receive Alerts on issues requiring immediate action; directly email legislators; register to vote or send a letter to their local newspaper – all in one location.
You will find the link to our Capwiz page on the AFSAhome page in the bottom left-hand corner. You can also access it here: http://www.capwiz.com/hqafsa/home/
Sample letters urging members of Congress to reject the Administration’s plan to raise TRICARE fees and repeal the SBP/DIC offset are available on the site for members to use. Users of this system are required to fill in their information and click on the icon "Sign me up for the Action E-List" to receive future alerts via CapWiz on breaking issues.