Press Releases

March 15, 2018

Secretary Zinke: Don’t Blame Veterans and the Disabled for Raising Park Entrance Fees

(Washington, DC) – In reaction to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s plan to raise the entrance fees for national parks, saying the National Park Service must charge more because too many people, including veterans and the…

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March 6, 2018

VVA:  Strengthen VA Healthcare System, Don’t Let ‘Privatization’ Decimate It

(Washington, DC) – “There are those who insist the VA healthcare system is irredeemably broken and that privatization is the only answer to improving health care for veterans,” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam…

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December 6, 2017

VVA To Military Sexual Trauma Survivors: Stand Up and Speak Out, Be Heard

(Washington, DC) – “Vietnam Veterans of America has been at the forefront, fighting for justice for the women and men of our armed forces who have suffered incidents of sexual trauma and harassment,” said John…

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November 28, 2017

Vietnam Veterans of America to Partner with WWP and TAPS to Address Military Toxic Exposures

(Washington, D.C.) – “Our service members who served after 9/11 have been exposed to a range of environmental and chemical hazards, some of which carry very real risks. Whether from burn pits, depleted uranium, toxic…

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November 16, 2017

Enact Gillibrand’s The Military Justice Improvement Act Now

(Washington, DC) – “Military Sexual Trauma is eroding the unity of force, its mission capability, our service members’ trust in one another, and the honor of all those who serve our nation in uniform. We,…

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November 9, 2017

Carper Introduces Bill to Eliminate Education Loophole that Robs Our Military, Veterans, and American Taxpayers

(Washington, D.C.) – “Today, the senior Senator from Delaware, Tom Carper, unveiled the Military and Veterans Education Protection Act of 2017.  When this eminently sensible bill is enacted into black-letter law, it will bring a…

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November 3, 2017

Blue Water Navy Vets Foiled Again, House Committee Tables H.R. 299

(Washington, D.C.) – “We, at Vietnam Veterans of America, felt a crushing blow of disappointment when H.R. 299, legislation designed to restore eligibility for VA health care and disability compensation for some 90,000 Blue Water…

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November 3, 2017

Agent Orange: The Wait for Justice Continues

(Washington, D.C.)—“It has been more than a year and half since the March 10, 2016, release of the National Academy of Medicine’s Veterans and Agent Orange Update 2014, the tenth biennial evaluation of relevant scientific…

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October 25, 2017

Facebook Responds to VVA, Shuts Down Imposter Page Targeting Vietnam Veterans and Supporters

(Washington, DC)—“We're glad to see that Facebook is taking seriously the fact that agents outside the U.S. are targeting veterans on social media,” said John Rowan, National President of Vietnam Veterans of America. “For months…

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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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