The Disabled American Veterans sent a questionnaire regarding veterans' issues to both Senator McCain and Senator Obama.
Please click here to read their full, unedited responses.
As always, thank you for your support of the legislative activities of the DAV.
enator McCain’s Response Senator Obama’s Response
America has a moral obligation to care for those
who have served our nation with honor. This obligation
extends long after our veterans have left the battlefield,
and long after the conflicts in which they serve have
vanished from the headlines. Fulfilling this obligation
will require leadership—leadership to hold Congress,
the DoD and VA accountable, and to ensure that we
never subordinate the needs of our veterans to politics or
a government bureaucracy.
As President, I pledge to you—my fellow
veterans—that I will exercise that leadership.
Reform begins with appointing a Secretary of Veterans
Affairs who is a leader of the highest caliber, and who listens
to veterans and veterans' service organizations. My VA
secretary will be a forceful advocate for veterans and
forthright adviser to me, so we can make the right choices
about budgeting, health care, and other veterans' benefit
My administration will focus on four broad categories of