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Public Affairs Committee Update July/August 2021

October 8, 2021

Public Affairs Committee Update September/October 2021 BY DENNIS HOWLAND, CHAIR With the reopening of schools with face-to-face instruction and community activities I encourage everyone to increase the activity of local VVA programs. Vets in Classrooms and…

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Economic Opportunities Committee Update September/October 2021

October 8, 2021

BY BY FRANK BARRY, CHAIR Small businesses and startups have to contend with the complexities of payroll preparation. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a guide to help business owners with payroll processing in…

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Government Affairs Committee Update September/October 2021

October 4, 2021

BY PETE PETERSON, CHAIR The upcoming National Convention is happening at the most critical point of VVA’s existence. The Convention will either develop the method and means for us to pass on our knowledge to…

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Public Affairs Committee Update July/August 2021

July 23, 2021

Public Affairs Committee Update July/August 2021 BY DENNIS HOWLAND, CHAIR To say it is nice to see a lot of faces again would be an understatement. Masks have been the dominant dress code for way too…

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Membership Affairs Committee Update July/August 2021

July 23, 2021

BY DICK SOUTHERN, CHAIR The tide has turned and we are gaining new members each month. Membership in VVA has topped 89,000. The key is that we are getting new members. Direct your efforts on…

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Government Affairs Committee Update July/August 2021

July 15, 2021

BY PETE PETERSON, CHAIR VVA congratulates VA Secretary Denis McDonough for his decision to immediately implement provisions of the William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (P.L. 116-283) by adding bladder…

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Government Affairs Committee Update May/June 2021

June 28, 2021

BY PETE PETERSON, CHAIR Enacting a law is only part of the legislative process: After the President signs a bill into law, the Executive Branch departments and agencies must implement it. VVA works with Congress…

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Government Affairs Committee Update July/August 2020

June 29, 2020

BY PETE PETERSON, CHAIR Before you can fix the problem, you must first find out what caused the problem. Race problems have existed since biblical times, yet we in America think that we can solve…

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Dominick Yezzo

Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee Update September/October 2017

November 13, 2017

The newly named Veterans Incarcerated and in the Justice System Committee was born on the floor of the 2017 VVA National Convention in New Orleans, LA.  (more…)

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Veterans Benefits Committee Update September/October 2016

September 30, 2016

At the Leadership Conference in Tucson, VVA President John Rowan announced the appointment of Kelsey Yoon as the new Director of the Veterans Benefits Department. She will be based at the National Office in Silver…

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