4-19-2013

FRA, Others Discuss Veterans Issues with HVAC Chairman

FRA and representatives from other veteran service organizations participated in a roundtable discussion of veteran’s issues with Rep. Jeff Miller (Fla.), chair of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, and other members of the committee.  The primary point of discussion was the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) backlog of unresolved disability claims and how to fix it. Claims for Agent Orange-related disabilities, the VA’s 2014 budget request, and the growing shortage of mental health counselors were also among the issues discussed. DLP John Davis represented NP Mark Kilgore at the meeting, since he was unable to attend.