Category Archives: Gulf War Updates

Congressional Hearing to Examine Gulf War Veterans’ Claims Denials by VA

HVAC to Examine VA’S Gulf War Illness Disability Claims Process SOURCE:  House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Press Release, March 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. in room 334 of the Cannon House Office Building, the … Continue reading

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On Gulf War’s 25th Anniversary, VA Failing to Treat its Signature Injury

ARCHIVED ARTICLE SOURCE: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/on-gulf-wars-25th-anniversary-researchers–veterans-say-va-failing-to-treat-signature-injury-300224315.html ARCHIVED ARTICLE TEXT: On Gulf War’s 25th Anniversary, Researchers & Veterans Say VA Failing to Treat Signature Injury Congressional Hearing Marks Persian Gulf War’s 25th Anniversary with Sharp Criticism of VA Clinical Guideline and VA-Contracted Institute … Continue reading

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VCS Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Gulf War Veterans’ Health, timed for Gulf War 25th Anniversary

Veterans for Common Sense provided the following invited testimony for a February 23, 2016 Congressional hearing on Gulf War veterans’ health.  Anthony Hardie, VCS Director, testified and was accompanied by fellow Gulf War veteran and advocate David Winnett.  Winnett’s compelling … Continue reading

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VCS to Testify Before Congress on Gulf War Veterans’ Health on War’s 25th Anniversary

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in room 334 of the Cannon House Office Building, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations will hold an oversight hearing examining the medical care and … Continue reading

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VCS: IOM Gulf War Report “Turns Science On Its Head,” Researchers Say

  WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –– Gulf War Illness is the “signature” health problem of 1991 Gulf War veterans, affecting an estimated 24-33% of the nearly 700,000 who served, according to a new report of the Institute of Medicine, but researchers … Continue reading

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Congressional Panel Recommends Strong Funding for Gulf War Illness Treatment Research Program

*Updated June 2, 2015, 3:30 p.m.:  The bill has now cleared the full House Appropriations Committee with full GWI funding. *** (via 91outcomes.com) – The U.S. House Appropriations Committee today cleared legislation containing  a strong level of continued funding for the treatment-focused Gulf War Illness research program, … Continue reading

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VA Names New Members to Gulf War Advisory Committee | Veterans for Common Sense

The following is a VA press release. SOURCE:  http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2669 *** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2015 VA Announces the Appointment of New Members to Advisory Council Gulf War-Related Brain Cancer Study Also Announced WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs … Continue reading

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AUSTIN STATESMAN: Congress to Probe VA Research Program | Veterans for Common Sense

A Congressional committee has begun a probe of VA’s failed health research program, according to news from the Austin American-Statesman newspaper that helps show the critically important role of the media in holding VA accountable.   [Austin American-Statesman, “Congress to probe VA … Continue reading

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Ex-Chair of Federal Gulf War Panel Says Concerns Remain | Veterans for Common Sense

The recently “rotated out” chairman of the federal panel charged with overseeing health research related to veterans of the 1991 Gulf War was quoted extensively today in an Arizona Republic news article, expressing reasoned concerns regarding the approach of VA … Continue reading

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Gulf War Advisory Committee Letter Expresses Grave Concerns to New VA Secretary | Veterans for Common Sense

The following is reposted from 91outcomes.com with permission. *** “I ask you to please post … this letter RAC members sent to Secretary McDonald after the RAC meeting this week.  VA staff now controls what is posted to the RAC … Continue reading

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