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Women Veterans Health Care Accountability Act

Representative Joe Cunningham (SC) has introduced H.R. 2982, Women Veterans Health Care Accountability Act, to identify and remedy barriers women veterans face when trying to access VA health care.  The legislation would require the VA Secretary to survey women veterans-both … Continue reading

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Open Air Burn Pit Exposure ACT

On July 30, 2019, Representative Raul Ruiz (CA), introduced H.R. 4137-the Jennifer Kepner Healthcare for Open Air Burn Pit Exposure Act. If a veteran is not eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care based on service-connected disabilities, current … Continue reading

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DUE’S INCREASE

SUBJECT: New Membership Dues Rates As you are likely aware, during DAV’s 98th National Convention in Orlando, Florida, our membership approved a change to our National Bylaws which will now call for a flat rate of $300.00 for all new … Continue reading

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Please Support this Bill

On April 10, 2019, Representative Bruce Westerman (AR) introduced H.R. 2201, a bill that would concede Agent Orange exposure to all veterans who served at military installations in Thailand during the Vietnam Era for purposes of determining their eligibility for … Continue reading

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We Honor the Men and Women of D Day

“…we will accept nothing less than full victory.” – Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower On June 6, 1944, 75 years ago, Allied troops landed on the shores of Normandy to fight Nazi Germany. We honor the lives of those who made … Continue reading

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From the Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Imagine if Republicans and Democrats worked together to pass reforms that improve the lives of millions of people. And imagine if those reforms put America’s Veterans at the center of their healthcare decisions, leading to better customer service for our … Continue reading

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Veterans Access to Child Care Act

Representative Julia Brownley introduced H.R. 840, the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act, authorizing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to pay for or provide child care for veterans traveling to and returning from a VA facility for regular or … Continue reading

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Call to Action

These companion bills, S. 179 and H.R. 712, would direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to carry out a clinical trial of the effects of cannabis on health outcomes of adults with chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  … Continue reading

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VA is at it again

The VA revealed this week that the first of a two-phase expansion of its comprehensive family caregiver support program will be delayed-yet again. To avoid lengthy delays in processing applications and providing support services to family caregivers, the VA MISSION … Continue reading

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Blue Water Navy

On January 3, 2019, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member, Dr. Phil Roe (TN), introduced H.R. 203, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. On January 8, 2019, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman, Mark Takano (CA), introduced H.R. … Continue reading

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