On June 20, the Concerned Veterans for America and The Weekly Standard are hosting a panel discussion in Washington: "Reforming Veterans Affairs: Preserving Promises to Those Who Serve." Peter Gaytan, executive director of The American Legion's Washington office, will be a featured panelist, as well as Darin Selnick of Concerned Veterans for America and Mark Flatten of The Washington Examiner.
"It's good to bring together various points of view on how to reform VA and make it better," Gaytan said. "The American Legion also brings some specific solutions to the table. For example, we've been working very closely with VA for several months on its fully developed claims (FDC) initiative. These are the kinds of disability claims that move through the VA system much faster, and we've been training our service officers nationwide to develop these FDCs for our veterans."
Bill Kristol, political analyst and commentator, will serve as moderator. And opening remarks will be made by Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs; Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs; and Anthony Principi, former Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The event will be streamed here .
Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that advocates for policies that preserve freedom and liberty. The event is the first of a five-part "Defend & Reform Breakfast Series" that will highlight the ways veterans — and all Americans — can contribute to defending freedom by advancing reform.