Today I received from America's favorite "Socialist" Independent Senator from Vermont, crusty Bernie Sanders, a letter in response to our messages to him about C-123 veterans' claims.
His response: "I promise to do everything in my power to endure that the brave men and women who have put their lives on the line to defend our country, receive the highest quality benefits." We certainly cannot ask for more from Senator Sanders or his dedicated staff headed by Mr. Steve Robertson.
The Chairman's guidance, along with that of Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina, Senator Merkley and Congresswoman Bonamici (both of Oregon) and their staffs, has been extremely helpful in getting attention from the VA about this issue, and in forcing VA to reveal their extra-legal policies and activities designed to prevent C-123 veterans' claims. Armed with the knowledge of VA mistakes, we can answer better and more completely their demands for well-documented "fully developed claims."