The Department of Veteran Affairs’ report last year showing a staggering decline in suicides among military veterans seemed to bring encouraging news — still, that figure was disputed by advocates, who say the undercounting of suicides painted a rosier picture than reality offers. Paul Rieckhoff, founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, joins… Continue reading The Chuck Toddcast: The mental health crisis among veterans, with Paul Rieckhoff
Category: In the Press
NEWSNATION OCTOBER 6, 2022 – UKRAINE TURNING THE TIDE
Paul joins News Nation to break down the advances made by the Ukrainian army’s counter-offensive, how US support has been a game changer, and a look at what comes next.
KBLA: The Tavis Smiley Show – September 23, 2022
Paul joins Tavis Smiley for another great conversation with a focus on the Ukrainian fight against Russia and how it might hit closer to home than you think.
MSNBC DEADLINE WHITE HOUSE: Paul Rieckhoff – Republican have ‘crossed veterans in a very big way’
Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Paul Rieckhoff and former Chief of Staff for DHS Miles Taylor react to Republicans trying to claim they had a legitimate reason to block the burn pit bill Aug. 1, 2022
NEWSNATION’S Rush Hour: Heroes will die – Veterans stage sit-in, react to blocked burn pit bill
“If they can’t get a really important, urgent piece of veteran’s legislation done, then what can they get done,” said Paul Rieckhoff, Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), reacting to U.S. Senate Republicans blocking a bill to provide healthcare for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits while serving abroad. Read more… Continue reading NEWSNATION’S Rush Hour: Heroes will die – Veterans stage sit-in, react to blocked burn pit bill
MSNBC’s DEADLINE WHITE HOUSE: Paul Rieckhoff – Republican senators are screwing my friends who are dying
Paul Rieckhoff joins Nicole Wallace and reacts to Senate Republicans blocking a bipartisan bill expanding medical coverage to millions of veteran exposed to burn pits.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe – Jon Stewart: GOP using false talking point on veterans health bill
Host and veterans advocate Jon Stewart and activist Paul Rieckhoff join Morning Joe to discuss Republican senators who voted against a bill that would provide support to veterans affected by toxic burn pits after they had previously supported the legislation. https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/jon-stewart-gop-using-false-talking-point-on-veterans-health-bill-145048645682
MSNBC’s 11TH HOUR – Veterans blindsided after PACT Act blocked
Hours after Democrats struck a deal on reconciliation, Senate Republicans tanked the PACT Act, which would’ve expanded health care for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. Susan Zeier, who lost her son-in-law to lung cancer, and veterans advocate Paul Rieckhoff share more on the fiery fight on Capitol Hill. https://www.msnbc.com/11th-hour/watch/veterans-blindsided-after-pact-act-blocked-in-senate-145028677559
NewsNation – July 5, 2022 – President Biden to Honor Four Vietnam Veterans
Paul joins NewsNation for a look at President Biden’s honoring of four Vietnam veterans he is awarding the Medal of Honor, and a discussion of Operation Liberty and the goals for the initiative.
StandUp! with Pete Dominick – July 1, 2022 – Episode 637
Paul joins Pete Dominick for a great conversation spanning Burn Pits to the 4th of July, the PACT Act and more.