Monthly Archives: September 2012

Tell Congress you disapprove of their failure to pass COLA for disabled veterans

Yesterday the Senate failed to pass a Cost-of-living-adjustment for disabled veterans. If you think this in an injustice you can tell your elected officials by using Popvox. Its an easy tool that will give you the information you need and … Continue reading

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Mystery Republican Holds Up COLA Vote For Disabled Veterans

From VCS AD Ben Krause’s Blog   In another shifty move by Senate Republicans, one Senator anonymously blocked the annual vote for the Cost of Living Increase for disabled veterans. This serves as yet another blow to veterans legislation … Continue reading

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Romney Mistakes Defense Spending For Veterans Health Care

From VCS AD and  Ben Krause   Toady, Mitt Romney was cited conflating defense spending with veteran health care. He is already following through with campaign promises on that 47% of Americans. “Given the needs of our veterans, how … Continue reading

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Mystery Republican Blocks Cost of Living Adjustment for Disabled Veterans

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Chairman of the Senate Veteran’s Affairs Committee, announced that an as yet unnamed Senate Republican has blocked a traditionally non-controversial bill that would provide over 3.9 million veterans and their survivors with … Continue reading

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VA processing claims at record pace, but still can’t keep up

From Stars and Stripes By Leo Shane III WASHINGTON – Veterans Benefits Administration processors completed more benefits claims than ever before last month, wrapping up work on a record 107,462 cases. The agency also announced that it topped 1 million … Continue reading

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Army stands down Thursday to focus on suicide prevention

From the Washington Post By Steve Vogel The Army is holding a servicewide stand-down Thursday for a day of mandatory training aimed at combating record numbers of suicides among active-duty troops. The stand-down was ordered by Army Vice Chief of … Continue reading

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Please Support our Public Education Efforts and Landmark Lawsuit

Thanks to all of our supporters,we have achieved 11% of our goal. Show your support for VCS today so we can get to our fall fundraising goal of 10,000.  At Veterans for Common Sense we work hard to educate the … Continue reading

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For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma

From By TINA ROSENBERG Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work. TAGS: MENTAL HEALTH, PTSD, VETERANS Suicide is now the leading cause of death in the army. More soldiers die by suicide than in combat … Continue reading

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