New Campaign Aims to Shake Up Dysfunctional VA
ARLINGTON, Va., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the backlog of pending disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) soars to nearly one million, today Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is launching a new website (MillionVetBacklog.com) and campaign to mobilize veterans and all Americans to demand accountability at VA. The new push calls on the White House to relieve VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and appoint a new Secretary who will pursue bold, innovative, and overdue reforms to a dysfunctional bureaucracy and calcified culture at VA.
Pete Hegseth, CEO of CVA and Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, said the following about the new initiative:
"The dysfunction at VA is deep and wide, growing day-by-day as more facts come out about the length of time veterans are waiting for their pending claims to be resolved. Rather than meeting the needs of veterans in a timely manner, VA's bloated bureaucracy tells them to take a number and wait in line. That line has grown by 2,000% under this administration—a true failure of leadership.
"Secretary Shinseki is an honorable man with a sterling record of military service; however, his tenure at VA has not produced the results he—or the White House—promised four years ago. Now is the time for a new leader and bold reforms."
To schedule an interview with Concerned Veterans for America, please contact
Kate Pomeroy at 703-638-3927 or [email protected].
Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.
Contact: Kate Pomeroy | 703-638-3927
SOURCE Concerned Veterans for America