Originally published on Connectingvets.radio.com. 

…”The work of the task force will focus on culture, healthcare, economic opportunity and benefits access for women veterans, Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., chairwoman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee’s subpanel on health, said at a Thursday press conference.

Women veterans must be “visibly recognized for their service to the nation” and the VA must have an “essential cultural transformation … and foster an environment that is safe and respectful” especially after reports of “widespread sexual harassment of women veterans and employees at VA facilities,” Brownley said.

The VA is the best-equipped place for women veterans to solve the complex issues they face, but “it can be the actual source of their trauma,” she said. “…

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