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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

 

The Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America Government Affairs Committee is committed to providing timely information on issues that are specific to the needs of veterans and their families. Citizens may show support by contacting their elected officials in person or via phone or e-mail, to keep the needs of our veterans and their families in the limelight as relevant acts impacting our membership are considered.

Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America does not pay professional lobbyists, nor do we lobby as an organization, for any legislative action. We do not support any political party or candidate on any level. The Government Affairs Committee merely provides information to the membership, solely for their use as individuals in grass roots actions at all levels of government.


 

11 VSOs Agree—It’s time to pass Chairman Takano’s Honoring our PACT Act

Comprehensive legislation to honor pact to address toxic exposures heads to House floor

CLICK HERE TO READ

 


 

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

BREAKING: Tester, Moran Bill to Expand VA Health Care for Post-9/11 Veterans Unanimously Clears Senate Committee leaders’ bipartisan Health Care for Burn Pit Veterans Act one step closer to becoming law.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022     USE THIS LINK TO READ

 


 

VVA UPDATE

HOUSE AND SENATE VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE HEARINGS FEB 2-8, 2022

 


 

 CAREGIVER ACT INFORMATION!

There have been many people who have been denied on claims regarding the new caregiver act, for benefits.  Anyone who has been denied a claim can appeal.  A recent court action said:

CAVC Baudette Decision

https://efiling.uscourts.cavc.gov/cmecf/servlet/TransportRoom?servlet=ShowDoc/01207717811&uid=2500d88642b44cb9

 If you think you qualify to get benefits regarding your role as a caregiver to a Veteran who is at least 79% service connected, or who meets requirements, go to this link to apply: 

VA Form10-10CG

PLEASE READ THE TWO SENATE AND HOUSE BILL INFO SHEETS AND CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSPERSONS!

SENATE BILL S1520

SENTATE BILL S810 AND HOUSE BILL HR1972

 


 

CONGRESS 101

Click here for an easy to follow listing of information that will make contacting congress as easy as 1 2 3!

 


 

 

FIND YOUR CONGRESS MEMBER: (**You can still find the names, but the info is no longer available. You can google your senator or representative once you find the names.  We are looking for alternative software)