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In This Issue January 16, 2012 Latest News

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Business, Jobs, And Education

BY RIC DAVIDGE, CHAIR, WITH GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS STAFF

The VA's Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) was created to help veterans and service-disabled veteran small-business owners. Less than three years ago CVE was known as a place where veterans' advocates helped veterans get their businesses off the ground and become competitive. Now it has become the enemy of veteran-owned businesses.

Now CVE is called the Center for Verification & Evaluation. It is infamous for accusing legitimate veteran businesses of fraud and wrecking their businesses through bureaucratic bungling and insensitivity. CVE has ruined legitimate and successful service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, costing business owners their livelihood and the veterans who worked in those businesses their jobs.

This is not good government. It's in contravention of both law and common sense, and it does not even save money. Congress and the White House need to step in and stop the destruction of small businesses and veterans' livelihoods.

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Winterhaven Stand Down for Homeless/At-Risk Veterans

Please join us January 21, 2012
9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
at the Washington DC VA Medical Center
50 Irving St. NW, Washington, DC 20422

WASHINGTON, DC - On January 21, hundreds of homeless and at-risk Veterans will attend the Washington DC VA Medical Center's (DCVAMC) Winterhaven Homeless Stand Down. This Stand Down brings together more than 70 federal, state and community agencies to provide a day of service and support for Veterans in need.

Veterans will receive medical mental health care, employment support, housing services, legal counseling, hot meals, warm clothing, comfort kits, haircuts, Google voice cards and referrals for clothing at local thrift stores.

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