Government Affairs

On March the 9th, VVA National President will testify before 115th Congress

March 7, 2017

Vietnam Veterans of America  March 7, 2017   On Thursday, March 9, 2017, VVA National President John Rowan will testify before a joint session of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees, regarding our Legislative…

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An Open Letter to the President and the President-Elect

November 29, 2016

November 30th, 2016 Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20500 Honorable Donald J. Trump President-elect of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear…

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Fixing the VA: The Positions of Trump, Clinton, and VVA

September 23, 2016

Both major party candidates vying for the presidency have outlined their goals, and the actions they say they will take, to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and improve health care and other services and…

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VVA National President John Rowan submits Statement for the Record

September 7, 2016

To the House Veterans Committee for September 7th hearing regarding: “From Tumult to Transformation: The Commission Care and the Future of the VA Health Care System”.

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June 3, 2016

VVA Applauds Navy Sec. Mabus for Implementing Protections for Sailors and Marines with Invisible Wounds of War

(Washington, D.C.) – “We are encouraged by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’s recent policy directive aimed at increasing protections for Sailors and Marines suffering as a result of the service--from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic…

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Government Affairs Committee Update March/April 2016

March 17, 2016

G-7 Service Connection for Hepatitis C:  There has been little that the committee can do to promote this. However, they have fought for VA funding to purchase the new drug, Harvoni, so that hundreds, if not thousands,…

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Rick Weidman Receives Well-Deserved Recognition

March 14, 2016

Rick Weidman continues to be one of the most respected veteran advocates on Capitol Hill. As a co-founder of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and its primary spokesperson in Washington, D.C., Mr. Weidman has long…

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Full House Committee on Veterans Affairs marks up H.R. 1769, the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015

February 24, 2016

Vietnam Veterans of America - Legislative Update February 23, 2016 H.R. 1769, the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015,   will be marked up on February 25, 2016 by the full House Committee on Veterans…

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Congress Seeks to Increase VA FY016 Budget Request

February 4, 2016

Vietnam Veterans of America - Legislative Update December 16, 2015 Congress will vote today on a short-term spending bill funding the Federal Government until December 22, 2015. H.R. 2029 entitled the Military Construction and Veterans…

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Four Questions for the Candidates for President

February 1, 2016

Four Questions for the Candidates for President   Beyond universally uttered sentiments to the effect that “We support our veterans, ” veterans’ issues have rarely been mentioned during the televised debates by the almost two…

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