VFW Action Corps Weekly – May 12, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly – May 12, 2017 In This Issue: 1. VFW Supports New VA Accountability, Whistleblower Protection Act 2. Caregivers Program Review Extended 3. Senate Appropriations Hearing on Choice 4. Senate Confirms New Air Force Secretary 5. MIA Update Download a PDF version of this week’s Action Corps Weekly. 1. VFW Supports New VA…

VFW Supports New VA Accountability, Whistleblower Protection Act

VFW Supports New VA Accountability, Whistleblower Protection Act ‘Maintaining status quo doesn’t work for those who have borne the battle’ WASHINGTON (May 11, 2017) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is saluting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee leadership for reaching a bipartisan deal today that…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – May 5, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly – May 5, 2017 In This Issue: 1. New Government Omnibus Bill 2. Appeals Modernization Act 3. House VA Oversight Hearing 4. Senate Telemedicine Hearing 5. VA Specialized Services Hearing 6. DOD Releases Annual Sexual Assault Report 7. TRICARE Formulary Change 8. V-E Day Monday 9. MIA Update Download a PDF…

VFW Action Corps Weekly – April 28, 2017

VFW Action Corps Weekly – VFW April 28, 2017 In This Issue: 1. VFW Supports VA Accountability First Act 2. EO Improves VA Accountability, Whistleblower Protections 3. VFW Attends Roundtable on VA Caregiver Program 4. Retired Soldier Council Panel 5. Defense Health Agency Working Group 6. Senate Holds Veteran Suicide Prevention Hearing 7. VA Partners…

VFW Applauds President’s Executive Order

VFW Applauds President’s Executive Order VA employee accountability and whistleblower protections improved WASHINGTON (April 28, 2017) — President Trump yesterday signed a new executive order that will help the Department of Veterans Affairs hold its employees accountable for their actions or inactions, and better protect whistleblowers. The executive order creates a VA Office of Accountability…

VFW: Accountability is a Two-Way Street

VFW: Accountability is a Two-Way Street By Brian Duffy This month marks the third anniversary of a nationwide crisis in access to care that branded the Department of Veterans Affairs as an inept and corrupt government bureaucracy that was failing in its primary mission to care for those who had borne the battle. In the…