Veterans Corner




VA Secretary Confirmed

Last week, the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted 87-7 to confirm, Denis R. McDonough for the position of Secretary of Veterans Affairs. “The VFW…


Independent Budgets Released

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), DAV (Disabled American Veterans), and the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), have released two reports, which are The Independent…



VFW 2021 Priority Goals

This month marked the beginning of the 117th Congress. The 2021 VFW Priority Goals focus on budget; health care; disability assistance and memorial affairs; education,…

















VFW Testifies On VA Wait Times

Last week, VFW National Legislative Service Director Patrick Murray testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health regarding patient wait times and VA’s payment…


House Holds Hearing on Burn Pits

Last Wednesday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held a hearing to discuss airborne hazards in the Southwest Asia theater…



VFW Testifies Before Congress

On Thursday, VFW National Legislative Service Director Pat Murray testified before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on the important subjects of mental health and veteran…


VA Introduces New AI Platform

VA announced a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform, an electronic Virtual Assistant (e-VA), for veterans in the Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) program. The new…






Senate Passes Defense Bill

Last week, the Senate passed S. 4049, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA). This legislation includes a VFW-supported provision to add…