Category Archives: Library

Documents Show VA Knew for at Least a Decade About Serious Problems in VA Healthcare

Below is a small collection of salient documents, plus quotes from each, clearly establishing that VA knew — for a decade — about serious problems with veterans’ health care scheduling, wait times, policy adherence, and adequate staffing – often harming … Continue reading

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VCS: Ryan’s FY13 Budget Ignores Veterans

VCS on the Ryan Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Proposal From VCA Executive Director Patrick Bellon and VCS Advocate Christopher Miller The federal budget is a statement of  priorities. In the Rep. Ryan version of the 2013  budget subsequently embraced by … Continue reading

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VCS Supports Senator Webb’s Military and Veterans Education Reform Act of 2012

  Below is the text of an official letter of support from Veterans for Common Sense in support of  important legislation designed to ensure our military recieve a quality education. Please tell your elected officials to support this reform — … Continue reading

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VCS Update: 10 Years of Success

Below is the text of the latest email update shared by VCS with our members. As we enter our second decade, we think it is important to reflect and remind people who we are and what we have done. Especially … Continue reading

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VCS Release: Endorsement of Senator Durbin’s Protect Our Students and Taxpayers(POST)Act

Below is the text of the a letter of support VCS sent to Senator Durbin’s Office. We appreciate his and congressional efforts to protect our veterans and service members education benefits from unscrupulous targeting for their education benefits. Please show … Continue reading

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Good News for Veterans in the FY 2013 Budget–VCS Supports VA Budget as three steps in the right direction

Below is a copy of an email update sent to members by VCS’ Executive Director: This week the Department of Veterans Affairs released its Fiscal Year 2013 budget request, a request of 140.3 billion. The highlights are as follows: The … Continue reading

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New VCS Impact Report is Now Available

Veterans for Common Sense is the only organization making extensive use of the Freedom of Information Act to compile a regular and comprehensive report of this nature. Our concise report uses primary source data obtained from the Department of Defense … Continue reading

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VCS in the News. Preliminary Impact Report.

Iraq War Lives on as Second-Costliest U.S. Conflict Fuels Debt 2011-12-27 05:00:29.0 GMT By Mike Dorning Dec. 27 (Bloomberg) — The war in Iraq is officially over. The costs will go on. Eight years of dodging improvised explosive devices, repelling … Continue reading

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