VVA Testimony

VVA Statement for the Record for the House Veterans Affairs Committee Cultural Barriers Impacting Women Veterans’ Access to Healthcare

May 17, 2019

Good morning, Madam Chairwoman Brownley, Ranking Member Dunn and distinguished members of the Subcommittee on Health.  Thank you for giving Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) the opportunity to submit our statement for the record regarding…

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VVA National President presents 2019 legislative priorities before joint session of Congress

May 9, 2019

Good afternoon, Chairmen Isakson and Takano, Ranking Members Tester and Dr. Roe, and members of your distinguished, and critically important, committees. I first want to thank you, on behalf of our members and their families,…

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VVA testimony before House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability and Memorial Affairs

May 9, 2019

Chairwoman Luria, Ranking Member Bost, and other distinguished members of this subcommittee, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) thanks you for the opportunity to present our views on the seven pieces of legislation you are considering…

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VVA Statement for the Record for the House Veterans Affairs Committee Suicides Prevention Among Veterans

May 9, 2019

Chairman Takano, Ranking Member Dr. Roe, and other distinguished members of this very important committee, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) thanks you for the opportunity to present our views for the record on “Suicide Prevention…

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National President John Rowan presents VVA 116th Legislatives Priorities/Policy Initiatives before House/Senate Veterans Affairs committees

March 7, 2019

Good afternoon, Chairmen Isakson and Takano, Ranking Members Tester and Dr. Roe, and members of your distinguished, and critically important, committees.

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VVA testimony supporting passage of H.R. 299, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act

August 1, 2018

Chairman Isakson, Ranking Member Tester, and your distinguished colleagues of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) wants to thank you for your stellar efforts on behalf of veterans of all eras.…

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Veterans Health Council Statement before FDA Committee

March 27, 2018

Maureen Elias, Assistant Director, Veterans Health Council: My Personal Story to the FDA on Accidental Addiction.  Good afternoon. Thank you for allowing me time to share my personal story about opioids with you.

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VVA National President 2018 legislative priorities and policy agenda as presented before the House/Senate Veterans Committees

March 7, 2018

Good morning, Chairmen Isakson and Dr. Roe, Ranking Members Tester and Walz, and members of these two very vital committees.  On behalf of our members and their families, I appreciate the opportunity to present to…

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VVA National President Statement for the Record presented to the HVAC regarding VA Caregivers program

March 7, 2018

Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Walz, and other distinguished members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. We appreciate the opportunity to submit our Statement for the Record on, “VA Caregiver Support Program: Correcting Course for…

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VVA Statement for the Record in support of H.R. 3218, the “Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017”

July 21, 2017

Chairman Roe, Ranking Member Walz, and other distinguished members of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, on behalf of our National President John Rowan, our Board of Directors, and our membership, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)…

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