Government Affairs

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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Progress on Toxic Exposure Bills

October 29, 2015

It started with the recognition of the need to find the cause of birth defects, learning disabilities, and cancers afflicting too many of our children and grandchildren from our exposures to the malignant TCDD dioxin…

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Agent Orange Action

October 29, 2015

The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015 has been introduced in the Senate and the House. The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing on April 23, in which VVA National President John Rowan…

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House and Senate Introduce Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015

October 29, 2015

On April 14, a day that dawned grey and rainy across the greater Washington, D.C., metro area, four members of Congress—two Republicans and two Democrats, one each from the House and Senate—introduced the Toxic Exposure…

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Advance Appropriations: A Victory for Veterans

June 26, 2015

The highest legislative priority of Vietnam Veterans of America has long been the reform of VA healthcare system funding. Our goal, as a member of The Partnership for Veterans Health Care Budget Reform, has been…

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Remember: Follow The Money

June 26, 2010

Vietnam Veterans of America is delighted that we now have advance appropriations and an appropriation over the last years, including FY 2010/2011, that includes significant increases for health care for veterans, including funding for mental…

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Obama Pledges Two-Year VA Budgets

June 26, 2009

Days before the November election, Barack Obama pledged to push for an advance appropriation for the perennially short-funded Department of Veterans Affairs. “First and foremost, the way our nation provides funding for VA health care…

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The VA’s Loophole In The Oath Of Office

June 26, 2008

Everyone except the President, elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services, takes the following oath: “I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will…

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