Reforming the VA has been an important topic in the Trump administration, and Ron DeSantis, currently running to become Florida’s next Governor, has also voiced his support. As a result, Congressman DeSantis is now receiving help from the Concerned Veterans for America Action.This week, the group announced that they will be helping the Congressman with a direct mail effort that costs around 6-figures.
The mailer will highlight DeSantis’ service and efforts to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair, and the group has praised him for supporting the Veterans Choice Program. The group also highlights his support of pressing accountability on incompetent and underperforming VA employees.
In a statement, the CVAA commented that “In light of scandals showing the VA routinely overprescribed medication, DeSantis embraced alternative forms of treatment to treat veterans while mitigating medication dependency issues. In 2017, DeSantis introduced the Puppies Assisting Wounded Service members Act of 2017 (PAWS Act), which would create an innovative pilot program that would create a private-public partnership with nonprofits to test the use of service dogs to treat PTSD. The program would be paid for by cutting VA overhead.”
Dan Caldwell, a senior advisor for the group, also noted that “During his time in Congress, Ron DeSantis demonstrated that he was a steadfast champion for veterans and we are confident he will continue to be their champion in Tallahassee. Floridians and Florida veterans will be well served with DeSantis as governor, and we urge them to vote for him this November.”