Government Affairs

Congress heard your voices, 304 Member of Congress now support the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act

September 18, 2017

 Vietnam Veterans of America Legislative Update September 30, 2017   Thank you for contacting your Member of Congress in support of passage of H.R. 299 and S.422, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of…

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VA Secretary, Dr. David Shulkin

Shulkin’s Ten-Point Plans Examined

May 19, 2017

Several plans are underway to improve the experience at the VA throughout the country. (more…)

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Toxic Exposure Research Act P.L. 114-315

April 7, 2017

On December 16, 2016, the President signed into law H.R. 6416, the Jeff Miller/Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care/Benefits Improvement Act of 2016, language  from S.901, the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015, VVA highest legislative…

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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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Dear Obama Trump

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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