Tag: Veterans Affairs

On this AEI Events Podcast, you’ll hear remarks from Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) on elevating and empowering veterans through VA reform in light of President Trump’s recent executive order “Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition from Uniformed Services to Civilian Life,” followed by a discussion with experts in veterans’ affairs.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes that it must empower and equip veterans with the resources they need to flourish after service, but it struggles to fulfill this mission. A more integrated approach to veterans’ transition programs, including education and programs focused solely on economic opportunity, can better assist veterans reentering the workforce, fostering individual entrepreneurship while combating the harmful “broken veteran” narrative.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. What’s Up, Doc? Questions About the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Nominee


He attended the Presidents so faithfully,
That now he’ll be the leader of the DVA!
(Apologies to Gilbert & Sullivan)

Among President Trump’s many excellent nominations for cabinet-level positions, there have been only a couple of real misfires. Oh, some positions change faster than relief pitchers facing a hot-hitting team. But, the nomination of Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs has me scratching my head.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America praise the leadership of new Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin as he makes sweeping administrative changes to improve veteran care. They also dismiss California Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman’s introduction of articles of impeachment against President Trump while California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom implores his party to tone down impeachment rhetoric. And they enjoy the news that rock star Kid Rock is seriously considering a run for the U.S. Senate in Michigan and speculate about future celebrity candidates.

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Over at NRO, Deroy Murdock lists several of Donald Trump’s agenda items: Simplify today’s seven-tiered tax structure (with a top rate of 39.6 percent), down to three (the maximum being 33 percent) Chop corporate taxes from a crippling 35 percent — the developed world’s highest rate — to a refreshing 15 percent Eliminate the death […]

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