VSOs gather to discuss various issues

On March 15, National Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division Director Barry A. Searle attended a joint VSO meeting with Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of American, Blind Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Vietnam Veterans of America. The meeting was hosted by the American Federation of Government Employees.

Topics of the meeting were the large VA claims backlog, the 2012 budget, and the GI Bill and how the various organizations plan on addressing these issues in upcoming testimony on Capitol Hill. Searle will be involved in a claims summit roundtable on Thursday.