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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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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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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 Praises Passage of VA Choice Program Extension

(Washington – April 5, 2017) — Veterans for Common Sense, a national veterans education and advocacy organization, today praised the Congressional passage of The Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act. “We thank the leaders and members in both houses of Congress for extending … Continue reading

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VCS Statement on Passage of VA Choice Program Extension

(Washington – April 5, 2017) — Veterans for Common Sense, a national veterans education and advocacy organization, today issued the following statement following Congressional passage of The Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act.   ““We thank the leaders and members in both houses of … Continue reading

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VCS Statement on Veterans Crisis Line VA Inspector General Report

(Washington – March 20, 2017)  – Veterans for Common Sense, a Washington, DC-based veterans organization, today released the following statement in response to the release of a report regarding a healthcare inspection by the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. … Continue reading

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REPOSTING: VCS Statement on Different Organization with Similar Sounding Name

The following is being reposted due to current events after having originally been published to the VCS website in June 2016: ****** (Washington – June 11, 2016) – Veterans for Common Sense today issued the following statement regarding a new initiative by another organization … Continue reading

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VCS weighs in on future of the VA in the new Administration, in two national news stories

(Washington – January 18, 2017) – Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) was quoted twice this week in the national press about prospects for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the new Administration. A Healthline feature story published yesterday … Continue reading

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