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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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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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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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April 27, 2016

Veterans Groups Sue VA for Withholding Information Demanded by Veterans Poisoned by Camp Lejeune’s Toxic Water

(Wash., D.C.)—Today Vietnam Veterans of America, along with The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten, filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to compel the Department of Veterans Affairs to produce records on the…

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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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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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