Thursday, February 27, 2014
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES: The VA's War -- VA AND Congress Clash Over Suicide Charges
"VA continues to downplay or ignore some of its toughest challenges, treating each one like an impending public relations crisis -- one in which to admit mistakes would be to admit defeat.
"But this isn’t about PR. It’s about problem solving. Until VA leaders realize this, the department’s most serious problems will persist. In the meantime, America’s more than 20 million veterans continue to wait for solutions."
-Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans' Affairs
The article below, by award-winning journalist Jamie Reno, is an eye-opening look at how VA remains broken, how VA officials are complicit, and how veterans have been affected.
After reading, please consider contacting your two U.S. Senators and your Representative in Congress, then share the link to this International Business Times story and ask them to take specific action to fix VA and hold VA leaders accountable.
SOURCE: International Business Times, Jamie Reno reporting
http://www.ibtimes.com/vas-war-department-veterans-affairs-congress-clash-over-suicide-charges-1557910 -- Please click on this link so that your read gets counted!