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Military Officers Association of America Hampton Roads Chapter “Never Stop Serving” Legislative Affairs Committee Military Officers Association of America Hampton Roads Chapter “Never Stop Serving” Legislative Affairs Committee May 2017

Committee Vision and Mission Presence + Communication = Influence • • • To monitor Committee Vision and Mission Presence + Communication = Influence • • • To monitor local, state and national legislation developments To keep Chapter members informed concerning legislative developments To recommend courses of action to the Chapter to achieve legislative objectives

 • • Top Eight Activities Storming of the Hill, D. C. Storming of • • Top Eight Activities Storming of the Hill, D. C. Storming of the Hill, Richmond Chapter Speaker Program Individual Meetings, Virginia State, Senate and Congressional delegation Congressional Appreciation Luncheon, Capitol Hill Club, D. C. Virginia Council of Chapters Meetings, Richmond Virginia Council of Chapters Legislative Meetings, Richmond Joint Leadership Council Meetings, Richmond

Committee Members • • • CDR Lincoln S. Smith USNR (Ret) Chair COL Jack Committee Members • • • CDR Lincoln S. Smith USNR (Ret) Chair COL Jack W. Hilgers, USMC (Ret) Vice Chair MG John P. Mc. Laren, USA (Ret) Chapter President CDR Roberto “Bert” Ortiz, USN (Ret) First Vice President COL Jim G. Edge USA (Ret) Immediate Past President COL Jim Smith USA (Ret) Virginia Council of Chapters CAPT Chris Vatidis USN (Ret) Second District Representative CAPT Paul “Holly” Hollandsworth USN (Ret) LCDR Aaron Zielinski USN (Former)

MOAA Resource “Never Stop Serving” • • Legislative Liaison Basics Fundamental Purpose Legislative Committee MOAA Resource “Never Stop Serving” • • Legislative Liaison Basics Fundamental Purpose Legislative Committee Membership and Functions Advocacy Meetings with Legislators Forming Military Coalitions Influence

MOAA Top Legislative Goal 2017 • End Sequestration: Unless current law is changed, sequestration MOAA Top Legislative Goal 2017 • End Sequestration: Unless current law is changed, sequestration will return next year and automatically trigger deep cuts to the Defense Department. These severe cuts will exhaust our resources and capabilities in immeasurable ways-the toll on our military and their families will likewise be incalculable.

MOAA Top Legislative Goals 2017 • http: //www. moaa. org/Content/Take. Action/Top-Issues. aspx • Health MOAA Top Legislative Goals 2017 • http: //www. moaa. org/Content/Take. Action/Top-Issues. aspx • Health • Compensation and Benefits • National Guard and Reserve

MOAA Legislative Action Center http: //capwiz. com/moaa/hom e/ Elected Officials, Issues and Legislation, Elections MOAA Legislative Action Center http: //capwiz. com/moaa/hom e/ Elected Officials, Issues and Legislation, Elections and Candidates, Media Guide “Never Stop Serving”

Legislators U. S. Senate Mark Warner Tim Kaine Legislators U. S. Senate Mark Warner Tim Kaine

Legislative Affairs 2017 Linc Smith, Delegate Rocky Holcomb, General John Mc. Laren Senator Mark Legislative Affairs 2017 Linc Smith, Delegate Rocky Holcomb, General John Mc. Laren Senator Mark Warner, Linc Smith, Senator Tim Kaine

Legislative Affairs Meeting with Senator Kaine Chief of Staff Mike Henry, D. C. Legislative Affairs Meeting with Senator Kaine Chief of Staff Mike Henry, D. C.

Legislators U. S. House Donald Mc. Eachin Scott Taylor Legislators U. S. House Donald Mc. Eachin Scott Taylor

Congressman Scott Taylor Congressman Scott Taylor

Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Services Organizations Top Legislative Initiatives 2017 • • Funding Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Services Organizations Top Legislative Initiatives 2017 • • Funding for the Virginia Veteran and Family Support Services (formerly known as Virginia Wounded Warriors Project). Funding for the Virginia War Memorial. Legislation to permit Guard Income Tax Subtraction. Legislation to allow In-state tuition for all members of the Reserve Components. Veteran Entrepreneurship Grant Pilot Program. Funding for the Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program (VMSDEP). Legislation to permit Electronic Ballot Return for deployed Virginia residents.

Governor Mc. Auliffe Governor Mc. Auliffe

Governor’s Veteran’s Legislation Signing Ceremony Text Governor’s Veteran’s Legislation Signing Ceremony Text

Lieutenant Governor Northam Lieutenant Governor Northam

State Senate Legislators • Lionel Spruill (D-5 th) Norfolk • John Cosgrove (R-14 th) State Senate Legislators • Lionel Spruill (D-5 th) Norfolk • John Cosgrove (R-14 th) Chesapeake • Bill De. Steph (R-8 th) Virginia Beach • Lynwood Lewis (D-6 th) Eastern Shore • Frank Wagner (R-7 th) Virginia Beach

House Speaker Howell and Delegate Stolle House Speaker Howell and Delegate Stolle

Virginia House Floor Virginia House Floor

Senator Norment Senator Norment

State House Legislators • • • Robert Bloxom (D-37 th) Eastern Shore Daun Hester State House Legislators • • • Robert Bloxom (D-37 th) Eastern Shore Daun Hester (D-89 th) Norfolk Joe Lindsey (D-90 th) Norfolk Jay Leftwich (R-78 th) Chesapeake Barry Knight (R-81 st) Virginia Beach Jason Miyares (R-82 nd) Virginia Beach Chris Stolle (R-83 rd) Virginia Beach Rocky Holcomb (R-85 th) Virginia Beach Ron Villaneueva (R-21 st)Virginia Beach Glenn Davis (R-84 th) Virginia Beach

Chapter Luncheon April 2017 Delegate Knight, General Mc. Laren, Delegate Holcomb Chapter Luncheon April 2017 Delegate Knight, General Mc. Laren, Delegate Holcomb

Delegate Anderson and Senator Reeves Delegate Anderson and Senator Reeves

Senator Saslaw Senator Saslaw

JLC Conference 2014 JLC Conference 2014

VCOC Leadership VCOC Leadership

Virginia Council of Chapters Leadership Presentation Steve Turner and Adm. Doran present the Minuteman Virginia Council of Chapters Leadership Presentation Steve Turner and Adm. Doran present the Minuteman Award to Victoria Revilla

Questions Presence + Communication = Influence “ Never Stop Serving” Questions Presence + Communication = Influence “ Never Stop Serving”