Former Secretary of Veteran Affairs Anthony Principi wrote in a Wall Street Journal column Wednesday that the Department of Veterans Affairs is failing vets.
Veterans’ advocates and lawmakers called Thursday for an “evolution” in the way the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) handles disability claims amid reports of often multi-year delays for veterans seeking benefits.
The White House threatened to veto on Monday legislation that would fund benefits and housing programs for needy veterans, arguing that the money would be better spent funding scientific research and other priorities.
Veterans face delays when applying for education benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), making it more difficult for them to receive an education after leaving the military, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report revealed last week.
Hundreds thronged around the line of marching veterans. Little girls gave them red poppy flowers, while others cheered and shook their weathered hands. “Thank you for your service” was said over and over and over.
Veterans are reminded of war zones as they help out fellow veterans affected by Hurricane Sandy, CBS reported.
Obama is trailing Romney by a large margin in a key swing state constituency, Politico has reported in an article titled, “Veterans Retreat from President Obama.”
The federal government is the top perpetrator of job discrimination against returning U.S. military veterans, according to a Washington Post report.