Vets and Workers MIA on Biden’s VA Transition Team
Just did this new article with my husband Steve Early on this critical issue.
Vets and VA Workers Are MIA From Biden Transition
In planning the future of veterans’ services, members of veterans’ groups are nowhere to be seen.
November 18, 2020
One of President-elect Joe Biden’s many transition task forces is charged with advising him about the federal government’s second-largest agency, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which operates the nation’s largest public health care system.
The appointees on this particular “agency review team” include doctors, lawyers, consultants, researchers, administrators of hospitals and a homelessness program, a small-business owner, and the founder of a nonprofit animal rescue shelter. According to Biden, all were recruited because “they not only reflect the values and priorities of the incoming administration” but also a “diversity of perspectives crucial for addressing America’s most urgent and complex challenges”—to wit, “ensuring a smooth transfer of power.”