Press Releases

June 28, 2018

VVA Applauds House Passage of Blue Water Navy Act; Calls on Senate to Follow Suit ASAP

(Washington, D.C.) – “VVA applauds the passage of H.R. 299, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2018, and we call on the Senate to delay no further and pass the companion bill, S.422,…

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June 5, 2018

VVA: Mission Act Falls Short

(Washington, D.C)—“In light of the June 4 Government Accountability report on the Veterans Choice Program, we are concerned that The VA Mission Act, the $55 billion spending package, which awaits the president’s signature, will fall…

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May 24, 2018

Senate Passes VA Mission Act; VVA Calls on President to Sign Bill Now

(Washington, D.C)—"The VA Mission Act is the result of years of pressure from our members across the country, and its swift passage represents the kind of bipartisan work that Congress accomplishes when they focus on…

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May 18, 2018

VVA Applauds Nomination of Robert Wilkie as Secretary of Veterans Affairs

(Washington, D.C)—“VVA applauds the White House nomination of Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie to serve as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. We are confident that Wilkie, a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air…

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May 16, 2018

VVA Applauds House Passage of VA Mission Act; Urges Senate to Follow Suit

(Washington, D.C)--“VVA applauds today’s overwhelming passage of the VA Mission Act by the House of Representatives and commends Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) for his outstanding leadership in his role as chair of the House Committee…

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May 11, 2018

VVA Condemns Disrespect of Vietnam Veteran John McCain

(Washington, D.C)--“The recent comments about Senator McCain from Kelly Sadler and Thomas McInerney are profoundly disrespectful and offensive, and they both ought to be ashamed,” said John Rowan, President of Vietnam Veterans of America. “After serving his…

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May 3, 2018

VVA Calls for More Action on Military Base Toxic Exposures

(Washington, D.C)--“While we are deeply disturbed to learn that the water at over 100 military installations might have potentially harmful levels of perfluorinated compounds, which have been linked to cancers and development delays for fetuses…

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April 26, 2018

VVA President to USA President: Please Don’t Rush to Judgment for Next Nominee

(Washington, D.C.) –“Now would be an excellent time for the President to seek input from the congressionally chartered veterans’ service organizations before naming his next nominee to lead the VA, a department that is critical…

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April 26, 2018

VVA President to the President: Grant Iraqi, Afghani Interpreters Entry to the U.S.

(Washington, D.C.) – “We are disturbed to learn that Iraqi and Afghani interpreters who worked alongside our troops through our nation’s longest wars are being prevented from entering the United States,” John Rowan, National President…

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March 28, 2018

VVA On VA Secretary Shulkin’s Departure

(Washington, DC) –Statement by John Rowan, VVA National President, on the firing of VA Secretary Shulkin: “VA Secretary David Shulkin has shown grace under fire amid the long-circulated rumors of his imminent departure, confirmed today by…

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