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Joint Hearing of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees

28 Feb 2018 11:16 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

Gold Star Wives have been invited to testify before a Joint Hearing of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees. The Government Relations Committee has selected Cynthia Gibson from Texas to testify on our behalf. The hearing is open to anyone who would like to attend and will be held on Wednesday March 14, 2018 at 10 A.M. at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-G50.

We will begin our Color the Hill Gold meetings that day with meetings with Senate staffers to discuss our priority issues. We will have meetings on the 15th with staffers from the House of Representatives to discuss our key legislative issues. If you plan to attend Color the Hill Gold, please email Donna Eldridge or Lars Anderson at or

We are still continuing to seek support for bills that would increase the Dependency Indemnity Compensation (DIC) (Senate Bill 1990 and House Bill 4106) and make it more equitable. Please help bring awareness to these bills by writing or calling your Members of Congress and ask for their support on these bills.


Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

Gold Star Wives is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that is capable of providing services to the active duty and service-connected military surviving spouses.

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Birmingham, Alabama Office
P.O. Box 361986
Birmingham, AL 35236

Phone: 1-888-751-6350

Washington DC Office
200 N.Glebe Road Rm 435
Arlington, VA 22203-3755

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)4 National Military Widow/Widowers Service Organization chartered by the United States Congress. Donations are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes but may be deductible as trade or business expenses.

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