The VA’s motto, “to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan” seems very dated to women veterans.
Many women veterans feel as though the attitude suggested in the motto reflect how the VA treats some women veterans.
The Deborah Sampson Act, S.681 would bring a cultural update to the VA, in addition to decreasing the critical gap in VA health care and benefits. It is supported by all eighteen major veterans service organizations.
These issues are important as the number of women in the armed services continue to rise. The Women Veterans Committee is increasing its participation with the VA Center for Women Veterans and hopes that the continued dialogue works toward meaningful solutions.