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Veterans for Common Sense provides Testimony for Senate Hearing on Pending Legislation

Veterans for Common Sense provided the following testimony for an April 28, 2021 hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on pending legislation. [download PDF] Statement for the Record of  Veterans for Common Sense  by Anthony Hardie, National Chair and Director … Continue reading

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Veterans for Common Sense Provides Testimony for Congressional Hearing on Toxic Exposure Presumptive Conditions

(Washington – December 9, 2020) – Veterans for Common Sense provided invited written testimony for today’s Congressional hearing on the determination process for presumptive conditions for veterans’ disability claims relative to toxic exposures. The Congressional hearing, held by the  Subcommittee … Continue reading

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Veterans for Common Sense Leaders Provide Testimony for Congressional Hearing on Toxic Exposure Research

(Washington – September 23, 2020) – The leaders of Veterans for Common Sense co-authored written testimony for today’s Congressional hearing on the military toxic exposure research. The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held … Continue reading

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Veterans for Common Sense among 104 organizations calling for Congress to complete annual Appropriations bills stalled in the Senate

Failure to soon enact the fiscal year 2021 Defense Appropriations Act will result in cessation of critical Servicemembers and veteran medical research programs affecting veterans with Gulf War Illness and Burn Pits exposure (Washington – September 10, 2020) – Today, 104 … Continue reading

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Veterans for Common Sense Among 7 Organizations Calling for Improved VA Testing for COVID-19

WASHINGTON, DC — Veterans for Common Sense is among seven veterans advocacy and service organizations that this week wrote Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie regarding testing, screening, and communications related to the COVID-19 virus. In the letter, … Continue reading

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Congress Pushes to Expand, Focus Burn Pits Treatment Research

(Washington – May 3, 2019) – A bipartisan group of Congressional representatives has called for the creation of a new treatment research program relevant to veterans with toxic wounds resulting from exposure to massive open-air burn pits in Iraq, Afghanistan, … Continue reading

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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 fighting to protect Defense medical research

(Washington — February 28, 2018) — Veterans for Common Sense this week was among 111 organizations to send a letter to Congressional leadership of the Armed Services committees expressing concern about possible renewed efforts to that would have a detrimental impact … Continue reading

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VCS Helps Expose Cessation of Funding for Unique Burn Pit Exposure Research Program

(Veterans for Common Sense – Dec. 26, 2015) – Veterans for Common Sense helped expose, in a series of news stories by Military.com reporters, that funding has been quietly dropped for a unique federal Burn Pit Exposure medical research program. The … Continue reading

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Senate panel approves burn pit registry

  From Navytimes.com By Patricia Kime – Staff writer Posted : Wednesday Sep 12, 2012 11:27:38 EDT An effort to create a registry of service members and veterans who may have been exposed to airborne toxins while serving near open-air burn pits … Continue reading

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