Articles Related to VA

February 6, 2019

Alfred Procopio, Jr., v. Robert Wilkie: What Does This Mean for You?

(Washington, D.C.)--On January 29, in a 9-2 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of the veteran in Alfred Procopio, Jr., v. Robert Wilkie, finding the intent of Congress…

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Chapter 96 Helps Hurricane Victims

October 26, 2018

Vietnam Veterans of America Big Bend Chapter 96 in Tallahassee, Fla., recently assisted veterans who have service-connected disabilities or claims and live in counties affected by Hurricane Michael access increases in benefits or expedited reviews of contested…

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May 18, 2018

VVA Applauds Nomination of Robert Wilkie as Secretary of Veterans Affairs

(Washington, D.C)—“VVA applauds the White House nomination of Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie to serve as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. We are confident that Wilkie, a veteran of both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air…

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September 19, 2017

RAND Study Finds ACA Repeal Will Strain VA; Any ACA Repeal Must Invest in VA Infrastructure

(Washington, D.C.)—“Last week, RAND Corporation, a widely respected, nonpartisan research institution, released the report, Veterans Health Insurance Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act and Implications of Repeal for the Department of Veterans Affairs,” said John…

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May 15, 2017

VVA Commends Sen. Isakson for Introduction of VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

(Washington, D.C.) – “Vietnam Veterans of America commends Sen. Johnny Isakson, chair, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, for his leadership in introducing the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act,” said John Rowan,…

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VVA Testifies Before HVAC on Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017

May 4, 2017

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is pleased to have the opportunity to present this statement for the record regarding the bill entitled “Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017.”   Vietnam Veterans of America…

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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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We Need To Work Together

November 6, 2015

By Jim Vale, Veterans Benefits Program Director The Veterans Benefits Administration has made a lot of changes lately to improve the VA claims process. Unfortunately, some of these changes are counterproductive and will make it…

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