Category Archives: VCS In The News

VCS Advocacy for Gulf War Veterans Highlighted in Three News Stories

A trio of Texas news articles highlights Gulf War veterans’ ongoing struggles with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the leading advocacy by Veterans for Common Sense on their behalf. A pair of May 12, 2018 news stories reported: … Continue reading

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Veterans for Common Sense Opposes Torture, Haspel Nomination

  (Washington – May 8, 2018)  – Veterans for Common Sense, a national veterans organization, today released the following letter opposing torture and the nomination of Gina Haspel to serve as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency: ***** May 8, … Continue reading

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VCS Expresses Concern about End to VA Data Report

(Washington, DC – June 9, 2017) — In a news story published this week, Veterans for Common Sense expressed concern regarding plans by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to end a national data report used internally and by … Continue reading

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BOSTON HERALD: “VA errors ‘an absolute travesty’”

(Washington, April 30, 2017) — The first of a Boston Herald two-part series published today highlighted ongoing errors in processing of veterans’ service-connected disability claims at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional Office in Boston, Mass. According to the … Continue reading

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Thomas Paine Celebration in Southwest Florida Expected to be Largest in the Nation

Event commemorates 280th anniversary of the birth of the Revolutionary War patriot, whose writings remain central to democratic movements worldwide (Sarasota, Fla. – January 23, 2017) – This year’s southwest Florida commemoration of the 280th anniversary of the birth of … Continue reading

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Veterans for Common Sense Statement on Appointment of New VA Secretary  

(Washington – January 11, 2017)  – Veterans for Common Sense, a Washington, DC-based veterans organization, today released the following statement regarding the appointment of David Shulkin, M.D. as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): “After substantial public … Continue reading

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VCS Praises Senate Leadership for Preserving Medical Research

(Washington – June 7, 2016) – Veterans for Common Sense praised Senate leaders for passing an amendment today to preserve federal medical research – including the federal, treatment-focused Gulf War Illness Research Program strongly supported by VCS and Gulf War … Continue reading

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VA gets ‘F’ for Persian Gulf War claims approvals

ARCHIVED TEXT SOURCE: https://www.armytimes.com/veterans/2016/03/15/va-gets-f-for-persian-gulf-war-claims-approvals/?utm_source=clavis ARCHIVED TEXT: Veterans VA gets ‘F’ for Persian Gulf War claims approvals By: Patricia Kime   March 15, 2016   The percent of disability claims approved by the Veterans Affairs Department for Persian Gulf War-related illnesses has … 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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