Author Archives: Team VCS

VCS Advocacy for Gulf War Veterans Highlighted in Three News Stories

A trio of Texas news articles highlights Gulf War veterans’ ongoing struggles with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the leading advocacy by Veterans for Common Sense on their behalf. A pair of May 12, 2018 news stories reported: … Continue reading

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Veterans for Common Sense Opposes Torture, Haspel Nomination

  (Washington – May 8, 2018)  – Veterans for Common Sense, a national veterans organization, today released the following letter opposing torture and the nomination of Gina Haspel to serve as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency: ***** May 8, … Continue reading

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VCS Statement on Veterans Affairs Secretary

VCS Statement on Veterans Affairs Secretary (Washington – March 22, 2018)  – Veterans for Common Sense, a Washington, DC-based veterans organization, today released the following 500-word statement in response to current public discussion regarding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs … Continue reading

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VCS fighting to protect Defense medical research

(Washington — February 28, 2018) — Veterans for Common Sense this week was among 111 organizations to send a letter to Congressional leadership of the Armed Services committees expressing concern about possible renewed efforts to that would have a detrimental impact … Continue reading

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81 Organizations Tell Congress They Oppose Attacks on Protections for Students and Taxpayers in House PROSPER Act

81 Organizations Tell Congress They Oppose Attacks on Protections for Students and Taxpayers in House PROSPER Act On Friday, February 23, eighty-one organizations — representing students, consumers, veterans, servicemembers, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access — including Veterans … Continue reading

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New analysis by Brown University: Iraq War cost $5.6 trillion

An article by Brown University Costs of War project director Stephanie Savell reports a new comprehensive estimate for how much the war on terrorism has cost the U.S.: $5.6 trillion, “a counterpoint to the relatively limited estimates issued by the Pentagon…”

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36 Veterans & military organizations advocate with U.S. Senate regarding Higher Education Act

This week, thirty-six veterans service organizations (VSO’s) and Military Service Organizations (MSO’s) including Veterans for Common Sense avocated with the U.S. Senate regarding the Higher Education Act and provisions important to veterans and military service members. The letter, with earlier … Continue reading

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VA launches welcome kit to guide Veterans to the benefits and services they’ve earned

SOURCE:  VAntage Point, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs This is where Veterans should start. VA’s onboarding process can be overwhelming at times. Veterans who have visited a VA outreach booth, VA eligibility office, or have gone through a Transition Assistance … Continue reading

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An Increase in “Bad Paper” Discharges Since 9/11 Leaves Many War Veterans Without Help

New report highlights how veterans with higher needs may be adversely impacted PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – A new report released this week examines the lives of war veterans who are issued “bad paper,” or Other Than Honorable discharges from … Continue reading

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VCS Expresses Concern about End to VA Data Report

(Washington, DC – June 9, 2017) — In a news story published this week, Veterans for Common Sense expressed concern regarding plans by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to end a national data report used internally and by … Continue reading

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