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  • Veterans Day

    Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders marked veterans day on Tuesday in Vermont. "The truth is that we can never truly repay the debt that we owe to those men and women who put their lives on the line to defend our country. Since World War II, more than 500,000 Americans have lost their lives in war. Millions more have come home wounded in body and spirit.  As a nation, we have a moral obligation to provide for the wounded and their families and ensure that all vetera...

  • Chairman Sanders Comments on VA Reforms

    BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 10 - U.S. Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today on Department of Veterans Affairs reorganization plans announced by Secretary Robert McDonald: "Secretary McDonald recognizes that he has a unique opportunity to build on the VA’s strengths. He has embarked on an aggressive recruiting program to use the new tools and resources Congress provided to recruit more doctors, nurses and other health care profess...

  • Sanders Statement on the Death of Lane Evans

    BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 6 - Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today on the death of former House Veterans’ Affairs Committee ranking member Lane Evans, who passed away in Moline, Illinois, at the age of 63 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease: "My condolences go out to the family and friends of Lane Evans. Lane, a colleague of mine during our time in the House of Representatives, was a champion for veterans. Wheth...

  • Sanders Welcomes DAV Report on Women Veterans

    BURLINGTON, Vt., - Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the Disabled American Veterans released a report on the needs of women veterans: "The Disabled American Veterans report provides critical information to ensure that we meet the needs of the fastest-growing group of veterans in America. As women play an increasingly critical role in our military operations, we have an obligation to honor their service and sacrifice whe...

  • Chairman Bernie Sanders Opening Statement

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 - Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today issued the following statement at a hearing on the state of VA health care. "Today we will be discussing some of the very serious issues facing the Department of Veterans Affairs on the heels of the inspector general’s findings relating to long wait times and poor patient care at the Phoenix VA. The IG’s report provides trouble details about a facility that failed to meet our nation’...

  • Sanders Tells American Legion More Must be Done for Veterans

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 27 - Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told the American Legion convention here today that a new law to improve health care for veterans is a step forward but "there is more work to be done." At the Legion’s national convention, National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger presented Sanders the prestigious Patriot Award for his role crafting the legislation to improve access to timely, quality health care for veterans and to reform the Depa...

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