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President Trump Signs the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 June 23, 2017

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump signed the Department of Veteran Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 which will bring accountability back to the VA.  President Trump continues his STRONG support for Veterans by signing this act.  

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From the White House: 

This bill gives senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs the power to fire failing employees and establishes safeguards to protect those who reveal wrongdoing in the agency. The bill will incentivize VA employees to provide America’s veterans with the care they deserve and hold these employees accountable when they fall short of their responsibilities.

Before signing the bill, President Trump applauded our Nation’s courageous veterans, and shared the story of Sergeant Michael Verardo, a veteran who lost two limbs defending our country and had to wait two months for prosthetic reparations. Unfortunately, these stories are all too common, and the President has repeatedly called for a higher standard when it comes to caring for our veterans.

 

 

POTUS discussed the work his Administration has already done to help veterans, including establishing an Office of Accountability at the Department of Veteran Affairs, organizing the seamless transition of medical records between the Department of Defense and the VA, and signing the Veterans Choice Improvement Act, which ensures veterans are able to see the doctor of their choice. These acts are meant to ensure that our veterans are treated with respect and receive the care they need.

The President explained that the bill is about “keeping our promises to those who have kept us free.” His actions reflect the Administration’s commitment to providing fast, high quality care to Americans who have risked their lives in service to their country.

 

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Source:  The White House

 

VA’s Commitment to Women Veterans

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It is vital for America to know that even though the left continues to try AND destroy this Administration at the expense of American citizens, President #DonaldJTrump and his White House continues to work hard every day to fulfill their promises to America.  President Trump’s White House is committed to MAKING things happen FOR AMERICA to Make America Great Again for “EVERYONE, all-inclusive.”

 

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VA’s Commitment to Women Veterans

As we celebrate Women’s Health Week, I am pleased to announce that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has adopted American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines that give women a choice to begin screening at age 40.

The guidelines also recommend starting yearly mammograms by age 45 and then every other year from age 55. The guidelines apply to women at average risk for breast cancer and complement VA’s already-extensive program for breast care for Veterans.

I believe it’s important for our women Veterans to know that they are in control of their care and the care they receive from VA is consistent with or exceeds care in the private sector. Adopting American Cancer Society standards gives Veterans further assurances that their care aligns with other health-care systems.

It’s worth drawing attention to a few other related facts:

  • All eligible women Veterans have access to mammograms either onsite or through care in the community;
  • Currently, 76 percent of women Veterans age 40-49 receive mammograms through VA.
  • VA quality scores from the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), show that women Veterans are much more likely to receive age-appropriate breast cancer screening than women in private sector health care;
  • In 2015, VA provided mammogram screenings to 86 percent of its women Veteran patients age 50-74, compared with the private sector at 73 percent; and
  • VA has established a state-of-the-art information technology Breast Cancer Registry (BCR). The BCR integrates data from several VA sources to provide comprehensive patient specific information about breast cancer screening, test results, past and current breast cancer treatment, and population surveillance of breast care (both in the community and within VA).

Our Acting VA Under Secretary for Health Dr. Poonam Alaigh said it perhaps best last week: “Engaging and better servicing the unique healthcare needs of our women Veterans is one of VA’s most important priorities. When it comes to their care, we want women Veterans to be in control of it every day and in every way.”

For more information about VA’s commitment to women Veterans, please visit https://www.va.gov/womenvet/ or call 855-VA-WOMEN (855-829-6636) for information about VA services and resources.

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:

Susan Parker Bodine of Maryland to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.Ms. Bodine is Chief Counsel for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, a position she has held since January 2015. Ms. Bodine’s nearly 29 years of environmental law experience includes both government service and private practice. Ms. Bodine served in the George W. Bush administration as the assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response. Prior to that, Ms. Bodine was staff director and counsel for the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  She also was an associate at Covington & Burling and a partner at Barnes & Thornburg. Ms. Bodine’s undergraduate degree is from Princeton University and her law degree is from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

Brian D. Quintenz of Ohio to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the remainder of a five-year term expiring April 13, 2020. Mr. Quintenz was the Founder, Managing Principal, and Chief Investment Officer of Saeculum Capital Management LLC from November 2013 to November 2016.  Before holding that position, Mr. Quintenz was a consultant with Rose International from June 2013 until November 2013.  Prior to this, he worked at Hill-Townsend Capital LLC from 2009 to 2012, first as an Analyst and then as the Senior Associate. Mr. Quintenz served in the office of U.S. Representative Deborah Pryce from 2001 to 2007, first as a Staff Assistant, then a Legislative Assistant, and finally Senior Policy Advisor. Mr. Quintenz received a B.S. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

James J. Sullivan, Jr. of Pennsylvania to be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Mr. Sullivan has 37 years of experience representing employers throughout the United States in matters involving labor, employment, and occupational safety and health law. He has been a partner at Pepper, Klett Rooney and, most recently, Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Sullivan served as the management co-chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Labor Law Section. He received a BA from The Pennsylvania State University and a JD from The Georgetown University Law Center.

Brooks D. Tucker of Maryland to be an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Congressional and Legislative Affairs. Mr. Tucker currently serves as a Senior Adviser to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He previously served as a policy adviser on the Presidential Transition Team and as Senior Policy Adviser, National Security, and Veterans’ Affairs for Senator Richard Burr. Prior to his government service, Mr. Tucker was an investment adviser with Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel and infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Tucker received his Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland.

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint William Ellison Grayson to the Board of Directors of the Presidio Trust

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to appoint William Ellison Grayson of California to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Presidio Trust (S.F. Bay Area Rep.).

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