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President Trump Signs Another Bill to Reform The VA

President Trump Signs Another Bill to Reform The VA”

The Washington Post, a favorite target of Trump's in his "fake news" broadsides, had assessed Wednesday evening Trump had adopted a chameleon-like approach to giving speeches in a desperate effort to save his presidency.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act (H.R. 2288), which streamlines the process for veterans to appeal disability benefit claims.

In addition to the Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) and AMVETS supported and advocated for the passage of the legislation, the White House said.

The bill - whose main sponsors were Sen.

The bill also forces the VA be more transparent with veterans about the status of their appeals.

Take their appeal directly to the Board of Veterans' Appeals.

The new law will give veterans more options on how to appeal benefits decisions they think are unfair and do not compensate them enough.

After Heller announced his opposition to an initial health overhaul bill in June, a group linked to Trump launched a hard-hitting ad campaign against him.

Trump's pitch for unity in Reno stands in stark contrast to his angry, divisive remarks the night before at a campaign rally in Phoenix.

"For far too long, our veterans have faced unacceptable delays in their claims appeals", Isakson said on Wednesday.

Trump also called the government's second-largest department the "most corrupt" and "most incompetently run agency in the United States".

President Trump on Thursday defended his divergent styles in three speeches earlier this week, boasting that he has a unique ability to "change tones" depending on his environment.

The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act allows for the removal, demotion or suspension of any VA employee with poor conduct or performance.

"This is a big one", Trump said, pointing to the bill before signing it to a roar of applause Wednesday.

President Donald Trump is offering kind words to a Nevada senator who is up for re-election and with whom he has openly and repeatedly feuded.

Trump is expected to call for "unity" during his address in Nevada - just one day after he assailed the media coverage of his response to a deadly attack by an alleged white supremacist in Charlottesville, Va.

'It is time to heal the wounds that divide us and to seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us, ' he said, swinging the pendulum back on the other direction. "We are one people, with one home, and one flag".

He said he also wants to allow veterans to use walk in clinics, so they don't have to drive 50 miles to get a flu shot or a chest x-ray or a lab test.



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