Rep. Carson Introduces Bill Honoring American Legion’s Centennial
Indianapolis, IN – Congressman André Carson (D-IN), has introduced House Resolution 539, legislation that supports the goals and ideals of the American Legion as the Indianapolis-based wartime veterans service organization celebrates its centennial.
The American Legion was federally-chartered by Congress in 1919. Over the past century, it has grown from a group of World War I veterans to one of the largest and most influential non-profits in the world. Today, it boasts around 2.4 million members, more than 13,000 posts worldwide, and countless hours of service given at the state, local and federal level for a wide variety of causes. These causes include supporting service members and veterans, promoting patriotism, helping young people succeed, and giving back to those in need.
“As the Representative for the 7th Congressional District of Indiana, I am proud to have such an important and meaningful organization headquartered in Indianapolis, especially one that has done so much for the well-being of our country’s veterans and communities,” Congressman Carson said. “That’s why I have worked with my colleagues in the Indiana delegation from both sides of the aisle to introduce this bipartisan resolution honoring the American Legion’s legacy of service to our community and many more. We are working to build support to ensure the resolution passes the House this fall.”
Every member of Indiana’s House delegation joined Congressman Carson in cosponsoring the resolution. Indiana Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun, along with Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Jon Tester (D-MT), have introduced companion legislation in the United States Senate.