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Defend & Reform:
Reforming Veterans Affairs
Preserving Promises to North Carolina's Veterans
Our 2013 Policy Series sold out all five events, so please RSVP today.
Registration is free and lunch will be served.
Despite America's promise to provide care for its veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues to deliver results that are, at best, inadequate. In North Carolina, at the Winston-Salem Regional Benefit Office, over 30,000 veterans are waiting for their VA disability compensation claims. Nearly 65 percent of those veterans have claims that have been backlogged for more than 125 days. On average, the Winston-Salem office takes 339.6 days to complete a claim. Whether it's backlogged claims, bonuses for VA executives in charge of failing hospitals, or recent reports of bureaucratic paper shuffling to cover up incompetency, one thing is clear: VA is failing in its most basic mission, and something needs to change.
On Wednesday, April 23rd, Concerned Veterans for America's North Carolina Chapter will welcome local and national experts with diverse viewpoints who will explore constructive, actionable solutions to bring accountability and better results to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Discussion will be led by Senator Richard Burr, ranking member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.
Discussion and Q & A with moderator:
Stephen F. Hayes
Senior Writer, The Weekly Standard
Senator Richard Burr
Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
Director of the North Carolina Division of Veterans' Affairs
CEO, Concerned Veterans for America
Contributor, Fox News Channel
Advisor, Concerned Veterans for America
Special Assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (2001-2009)
EVENT: Preserving Promises to North Carolina Veterans
DATE : Wednesday, April 23, 2014
TIME: 11:30 - 1:00 PM (event registration begins at 11:00)
LOCATION: Raleigh Marriott City Center | Raleigh, North Carolina
Space is limited, please register for tickets above.
This event is the second event in a Defend & Reform: On The Road policy series that will visit several states and outline ways veterans -- and all Americans -- can contribute to 'defending freedom by advancing reform.'
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