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Advocacy in Action - 2024

MOAA's annual advocacy event will bring members from across the nation in contact with their lawmakers April 17 in Washington, D.C., to address critical topics on MOAA’s legislative agenda. 


Three issues being highlighted to members of Congress this year are:

  • Concurrent Receipt (H.R. 1282|S. 344):  The Major Richard Star Act (currently all but one lawmaker from IL are co-sponsors of these bills)

  • Full Housing Allowance (H.R. 2537|S. 1823):  BAH Restoration Act (no Illinois lawmakers co-sponsoring)

  • Protecting TRICARE for Life (holding fast on any enrollment fees)

Advocacy Papers for these issues can be downloaded and read via the links below:

Concurrent Receipt

Full Housing Allowance

Protecting TRICARE for Life

Please send messages to the Illinois contingent on these issues from the Legislative Action Center if you have not already done so this month. Your voice is important to pushing these issues to completion.  The Illinois Council of Chapters point of contact for legislative affairs is: Col Richard V. Smith, USAF (Ret) who may be reached at:

Left to Right: Bob Norman, SWIL, Shelita Spady, MOAA staff, Jim Murphy, MOAA Board, Elizabeth Limarzi, MOAA Staff, Bob Tyler, IL CoC

Here's the team for Illinois. Please encourage your members to send the MOAA emails for our three issues

Col Tyler received challenge coin from Congressman Jackson (1st Illinois district) at MOAA's 2024 Advocacy in action event

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