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Despite Rhetoric, VA Claims Backlog Continues to Ebb

From Time

“In a letter to President Obama on July 19, Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas relayed his concerns about the disability claims backlog facing the Department of Veterans Affairs.  “The status quo at the VA is unacceptable,” he wrote, “and it cannot be allowed to continue.”

As with many other critics of VA—political and otherwise—Senator Cornyn’s information is considerably outdated. In reality, the VA backlog has dropped steeply—by more than 15%—since March. By arguing “the status quo is unacceptable” (and that “it cannot be allowed to continue”), Senator Cornyn and others are essentially arguing against the progress of the last four months.

Let’s take a look at the latest numbers:https://timemilitary.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/backlog_7_22.png

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