Daily Archives: June 24, 2014
COMMITTEE HEARING OF THE HOUSE VETERANS SUB COMMITTEE ON JUNE 26, ANOTHER GOP GRANDSTANDING
June 25, 2014
COMMITTEE HEARING OF THE HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE LAST JUNE 26, ANOTHER GOP GRANDSTANDING
Los Angeles—“ Coming on the heels of the DVA Scandal on 100,000 American Veterans on DVA Hospital Waiting lists, the House Armed Forces Services Committee held a hearing last Tuesday, June 26, 2014 is another fishing expedition and a typical GOP grandstanding to blast the Obama Administration.”
JFAV National Coordinator Arturo Garcia, summed up the organization’s stand on the hearing on June 26 at the lower house of the US Congress.
Garcia also said, “ as we understand this hearing it is not about legislation. It is to investigate what is going wrong with the current program and why so many have been denied and have filed complaints and Appeals.
Thus JFAV believes it is just another GOP grandstanding in this coming 2014 mid-terms election and are just using the case of 25,000 denied Filipino World War II Veterans claims against the DVA to further their political ends.
Another Hearing for GOP Grandstanding
We must remember the GOP controlled the House of Representatives that consistently promised to give Filipino World War II a hearing but never gave them any since 2011.” Garcia exclaimed.
Some independent analysts on veteran issues believes, “This is not a legislative hearing we understand. It is an investigation and audit hearing committee looking into issues like funds spent, what is wrong and why our vets are not being recognized in this current program by this administration.
We need to hear on record why these agencies are not being open and fair and why we are told Filipinos are corrupt or enemy sympathizers as to excuses to deny them. “
Garcia ended; “ Enough is enough! Hearings or no hearings at all, we are tired of lip-service from President Obama and the US Congress. We are sick and tired of hearing things like this as excuses for not honoring these veterans who served the United States Army and put their lives on the line.”
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