Legislative Affairs

I am COL (Ret) Steve Woods. I am the Chapter’s Legislative Liaison Chairman. My job is to monitor legislative activities at the local, state, and national levels which affect Veterans, military retirees, and active duty military. I develop and coordinate the Chapter’s efforts to influence legislative activities to assure legislators vote for what is best for Veterans, military retirees, and active duty military. If you’d like information about Veterans issues in Congress or at the Arizona State Legislature, please contact me by either phone or email:

PHONE: 928-227-2276
EMAIL: [email protected]

Your attention is invited to the following Advocacy Items concerning readiness and Veterans’ issues. It’s important to keep ourselves informed and stay abreast of possible congressional and DOD deliberations and actions which may affect retired and former active duty Veterans. You can find more discussions of these issues online at


For National Advocacy Items, go to using the button below. Then, on the website, click the search link at the upper right of the page. In that search field, enter an item from the list below for full details and a proposed letter to your Congressman and/or Senator.

Advocacy Items

Arizona Priority Items

To comment to our AZ legislators on bills, you can either contact their offices directly or register for the AZ Legislature Request to Speak (RTS) system. I’ve left a link to the AZ Legislature Request to Speak (RTS) system guide below to describe how the system works and how to register to use it. Legislators differ across our large Northern Arizona area, especially for our satellites. If you need to know who your AZ legislators are and how to contact them, please contact me.