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IAVA Leads Debate on VA Changes

On the evening of Wednesday, March 28, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David Shulkin was fired by President Trump. As the shakeup with VA leadership continues to reverberate throughout the community, IAVA is focused on those who matter when it comes to veterans’ care, veterans themselves.

There are no lack of opinions about the president’s replacement nominee, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, but IAVA is focusing on how this change will impact veterans and their families–and pushing the media and lawmakers away from using veterans as a political football.

That’s why, in the midst of the tumult and chaos IAVA is working to ensure our members’ voices are heard, loud and clear.

Just days before the announcement that Dr. Shulkin had been fired, IAVA polled our members on their feelings towards VA leadership, and the results showed that veterans were not happy with the performance from those in power at VA.  See the full results of the poll here.

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Adding Light to the Heat:

Trump’s pick to head veterans department faces skepticism over his experienceWashington Post
Trump’s VA pick blindsides staff, deepens agency disarrayPolitico
Trump’s VA pick draws concern over thin management recordAssociated Press
IAVA Research Director Discusses Veterans Issues – ConnectingVets.Com