WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2017) – Square Deal for Veterans, a 501(c)(19) War Veterans organization, joined the National Military and Veteran Alliance in presenting a letter of support to Senate Veteran Committee Chairmen Johnny Isakson and Ranking Member, John Tester. The letter, organized by Square Deal for Veterans, writes in support of S. 1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, introduced by Senator Marco Rubio.
“This bipartisan legislation is essential in giving the power needed to eliminate bad employees from the VA, as well as our protect our veterans and whistleblowers,” said Sarah Verardo, Square Deal’s Co-Founder and Board President. “This is a needed step in creating more accountability and efficiency for our veterans and their healthcare.”
The letter reads, “For more than three years, American veterans and families, our organizations’ members, have languished while criminal and malfeasant VA employees scoff at their responsibilities and the needs of their customer veterans, all while the Secretary is unable to do anything because of antiquated personnel rules designed to protect jobs rather than protect veterans. These VA employees are able to avoid responsibility for their actions, game the VA bonus system, keep their jobs even after failing to do their jobs, and even get promoted rather than face the consequences for their acts.”
A markup for S. 1094 is planned for today, May 24, 2017 in SR-418, at 2:30pm.
Square Deal for Veterans and their co-signers are asking that the committee favorably reports this bill and support it through its’ final passage.
Wartime veterans, other veterans, military and veteran family members and other supporters can join SD4Vs (full membership is only open to wartime veterans)
About the Square Deal for Veterans
Square Deal is a national grassroots organization that will work to ensure that the momentum created by America’s veterans continues in the Trump Administration. The organization is designed to ensure our military veterans and caregivers have a direct role in the reshaping of the VA and on policies affecting Veterans.