Category Archives: VCS in the News

VCS-Sponsored Florida Women Veterans Conference to Kick Off

  The first-ever statewide Florida Women Veterans Conference that kicks off this weekend in Sarasota, Florida is already showing signs of success, with attendance and fundraising goals for the women veterans’ empowerment event exceeded and the media providing favorable press coverage. Key … Continue reading

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VCS Supports Bill that Would Make “Proving You’re a Veteran” Easier

(Veterans for Common Sense – April 9, 2015) — Joined by Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and AMVETS, Veterans for Common Sense immediately registered support for the Veterans’ I.D. Card Act (H.R. 91), a bill authored by U.S. Rep. Vern … Continue reading

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INVEST in Our Veterans and Our Energy Future

Veterans for Common Sense is proud to be a supporter of the Incentives for our Nation’s Veterans in Energy Sustainability Technologies (INVEST) Act, H.R. 5494.   ***** SOURCE:  Huffington Post, Nov. 10, 2014: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-barbara-lee/invest-in-our-veterans–o_b_6136436.html INVEST in Our Veterans and Our Energy Future … Continue reading

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VCS in the News: Guarded Optimism on New VA Secretary, Need to Reach Deeper

As new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Bob MacDonald passes his two-month mark in office, the news media have begun trying to determine whether or not he is likely to be effective in redirecting VA to a more … Continue reading

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VCS In the News

Veterans for Common Sense members’ advocacy has been in the press a lot this week.  See the round-up below: Letter to the editor on revenue neutral carbon tax, a national security issue, by John Darovec:   Article on Gulf War Illness treatment research citing … Continue reading

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Tampa Bay Times Critical of VA’s “Electronic Wait List” Changes

A new Tampa Bay Times article by journalist Bill Levesque, “VA rule changes eliminated thousands of veterans from waiting lists“, provides insight into the VA’s Electronic Waiting List (EWL) and its relationship to the current VA healthcare scandal. The EWL … Continue reading

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Reno Dispatch: Veterans Advocates Weigh In on New VA Secretary Appointment

An unusual new Reno Dispatch article by award-winning journalist and frequent veterans’ issues writer Jamie Reno, “Stepping Into The Fire: Veteran Advocates & Pols Sound Off On Obama’s Choice To Lead Scandal-Plagued VA”, provides an array of veteran advocates’ commentary … Continue reading

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Gene Jones on U.S. Intervention in Syria/Iraq

Gene Jones is President of Florida Veterans for Common Sense (FLVCS) and a member of the Veterans for Common Sense Board of Directors.  He lives in Sarasota, Fla. *** By Gene Jones Published: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 1:00 a.m., … Continue reading

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