Category Archives: VCS Congressional Testimony

VCS assists with Burn Pits Policy Recommendations in Testimony

Veterans for Common Sense has assisted Burn Pits 360 in policy recommendations for the written statement for the record for a Congressional hearing entitled: “An Assessment of the Potential Health Effects of Burn Pit Exposure among Veterans.” Burn Pits 360 … Continue reading

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VCS Testimony: “Examining VA’s Processing of Gulf War Illness Claims”

A July 13, 2017 Congressional hearing focused on a June 2017 Government Accountability (GAO) report related to Gulf War Illness (GWI) issues, with bottom line findings of an 87 percent overall denial rate that is three times worse than any … Continue reading

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VCS Provides Written Testimony for Congressional Hearing on Gulf War Veterans’ Claims Denials

Veterans for Common Sense provided the following invited written testimony for a March 15, 2016 Congressional hearing on Gulf War veterans’ benefits and disability claims denials. TESTIMONY: https://archives-veterans.house.gov/submission-record/aanthony-hardie-gulf-war-veteran-and-director-veterans-common-sense HEARING ARCHIVE: https://docs.house.gov/Committee/Calendar/ByEvent.aspx?EventID=104497 Testimony archived text: SUBMISSION FOR THE RECORD OF ANTHONY HARDIE, GULF WAR … 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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Head of Madigan removed from command amid PTSD probe

 It was VCS that first testified before Congress about the billions of dollars “saved”  by preventing tens of thousands of veterans from obtaining any (or timely) PTSD medical care and disability benefits from DoD and VA. –VCS Board ——- Col. … Continue reading

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VCS Statement to US Senate About Costs of Wars

VCS Reveals Estimated One Million Veteran Patients Treated by VA by End of 2013, with Cost of $1 Trillion Over 40 Years July 27, 2011 (VCS) – In a written statement to Senators on the Committee for Veterans Affairs, VCS … Continue reading

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The State of the Veterans Benefits Administration

Written by Libby Creagh June 15, 2010 (House Committee on Veterans Affairs) Opening Statements * Hon. John J. Hall, Chairman, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs * Hon. Doug Lamborn, Ranking Republican Member, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial … Continue reading

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VCS Testifies at Claims Summit

    Witness Testimony of Paul Sullivan, Veterans for Common Sense, Executive Director Hearing on 03/18/2010: Claims Summit 2010 No prepared statement.

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VCS Testifies at House Veterans’ Affairs Hearing on VA FY11/FY12 Budget Request

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for FY 2011 and FY 2012 House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs | Room 334 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC | 02/04/2010   Witness Testimony of Paul Sullivan, Veterans for Common Sense, Executive Director … Continue reading

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VCS Testimony: FY2010 Veterans Programs Budget Proposals

Fiscal Year 2010 Veterans Programs Budget Proposals A hearing was held on the proposed fiscal year 2010 budget for programs for veterans. Witnesses testified about the $112.8 billion budget for 2010, which was a $15 billion boost from the previous … Continue reading

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