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'Reforming Veterans Affairs: Preserving Promises to Those Who Serve'

5:09 PM, Jun 19, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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An event tomorrow, which will be leave streamed here, and on this website:

Reforming Veterans Affairs: Preserving Promises to Those Who Serve
Moderated by Bill Kristol, Featuring former VA Sec. Principi, Sen. Burr and Rep. Jeff Miller

Arlington, VA – 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 20Concerned Veterans for America will sponsor a Weekly Standardhosted event to address what can be done to transform the bureaucratic VA culture. The event will kick off a five-part Defend & Reform Breakfast Seriesthat 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 theJune 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, Peter Gaytan of the American Legion, Tom Tarantino of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Mark Flatten of The Washington Examiner, and Stewart Hickey ofAMVETS. 

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

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