Press Releases

October 24, 2017

VVA Calls for Passage of Bill to Repeal Amendments to Controlled Substance Act and to Ensure Access to Effective Pain Treatments

(Washington, D.C.)—“Vietnam Veterans of America strongly urges passage of Senate Bill 1960, cosponsored by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-WV), which would repeal the amendments made to the Controlled Substances Act by the Ensuring…

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October 2, 2017

Veterans Sickened by Plutonium After Hydrogen Bombs Dropped at Palomares, Spain, Sue Pentagon for Records

(Washington, D.C.)--Today, Vietnam Veterans of America and the VVA Connecticut State Council filed suit in U.S. District Court in Connecticut to compel the Department of Defense to release records related to U.S. airmen’s exposure to…

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September 19, 2017

RAND Study Finds ACA Repeal Will Strain VA; Any ACA Repeal Must Invest in VA Infrastructure

(Washington, D.C.)—“Last week, RAND Corporation, a widely respected, nonpartisan research institution, released the report, Veterans Health Insurance Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act and Implications of Repeal for the Department of Veterans Affairs,” said John…

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August 29, 2017

VVA Applauds DoD’s Progress on Bad-Paper Policy; Renews Call for Presidential Action

(Washington, D.C.)—“Years after Vietnam Veterans of America and Yale’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic sued the Pentagon for its mistreatment of veterans with bad-paper, we're finally beginning to see specifics on how they're planning to make…

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August 25, 2017

Appeals Modernization Bill Falls Short

(Washington, DC)—On August 23, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, a bill which dramatically overhauls the claims and appeals process for veterans seeking disability compensation benefits…

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August 17, 2017

VVA National Treasurer Reelected to Sixth Term; Weighs in on Hate Groups

(Washington, DC) – Speaking on behalf of those Vietnam veterans living in the deep South, Dr. Wayne Reynolds of Athens, Alabama, who has served for 19 years as president of the Alabama State Council, and…

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August 16, 2017

Forever GI Bill Now Law of the Land

(Washington, DC) – "Today military, veterans, and family service organizations have made history -- by having willed the Forever GI Bill into law," said John Rowan, President of Vietnam Veterans of America. "We are incredibly…

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August 14, 2017

Vietnam Veterans of America Condemns Neo-Nazis

(Washington, DC) – Vietnam Veterans of America vociferously condemns neo-nazis, white supremacists, and wanna-be KKKers, whose violent, anti-American tendencies resulted in the death of Ms. Heather Heyer, who was exercising her legitimate Constitutional rights to…

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August 12, 2017

John Rowan to Serve Seventh Term as National President of Vietnam Veterans of America

(New Orleans) –John Rowan was reelected to a seventh term as National President of Vietnam Veterans of America on August 11 at the organization’s 18th National Convention in New Orleans. Rowan, who was elected to…

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August 12, 2017

Vietnam Veterans of America Honors Senator Richard Blumenthal As “Legislator of the Year”

(New Orleans) –“We are proud to recognize Senator Richard Blumenthal as Vietnam Veterans of America 2017 Legislator of the Year,” said John Rowan, VVA National President. “We applaud Senator Blumenthal for his leadership in introducing…

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