Reforming Veterans Affairs: Preserving Promises to Those Who Serve

MEDIA EVENT: Moderated by Bill Kristol, Featuring former VA Sec. Principi, Sen. Burr and Rep. Jeff Miller

Jun 11, 2013, 08:17 ET from Concerned Veterans for America

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ARLINGTON, Va., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roughly 900,000 veterans are awaiting their Veterans Affairs (VA) disability compensation claims, with 70 percent backlogged for more than 125 days. Veterans' waiting in line for claims—sometimes for years—is utterly unacceptable; yet the VA says they can't resolve the backlog until 2015.

On June 20, Concerned Veterans for America will sponsor a Weekly Standard hosted event to address what can be done to transform the bureaucratic VA culture. The event will kick off a five-part Defend & Reform Breakfast Series that will highlight ways veterans—and all Americans—can contribute to 'defending freedom by advancing reform.'

Former VA Secretary Anthony Principi, Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Sen. Richard Burr (NC) and Chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee Rep. Jeff Miller (FL-1) will keynote the June 20th event, which is entitled "Reforming Veterans Affairs: Preserving Promises to Those Who Serve."

Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, will also lead a panel discussion including Darin Selnick of Concerned Veterans for America, Tom Tarantino of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Mark Flatten of The Washington Examiner, and Stewart Hickey of AMVETS. 

Registration is free and breakfast will be served.

For media credentials please email Mary Vought at If you are unable to attend, CVA will be streaming the event LIVE online at

DATE:              Thursday, June 20, 2013
8:00 - 10:30 a.m. ET
Charlie Palmer's Steak | 101 Constitution Avenue, NW | Washington D.C. 20001

For more information or to interview Pete Hegseth, CEO of CVA, please contact Mary Vought
at 202-271-0586 or via e-mail at

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: Mary Vought | 202-271-0586. For media & blogger credentials please email Mary Vought.

SOURCE Concerned Veterans for America