| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it.
The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:02 PM
President Obama's nominee to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs promised Tuesday to fix "systematic failures" at the troubled agency and hold government workers accountable for their misconduct.
Former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Robert...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:20 PM
The mishandling of thousands of documents at the Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs delayed payments in excess of $25,000 to some veterans, according to new details made public Monday by the department's inspector general....
| May 29, 2014
| 4:32 AM
A scathing report finding a systemic problem at Veterans Affairs medical facilities nationwide, including manipulation of records to mask long waits for appointments, fueled new calls Wednesday for VA chief Eric K. Shinseki's resignation.
| Jun 29, 2014
| 1:07 PM
President Barack Obama has chosen former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veterans affairs, a senior Obama administration official said on Sunday.
Obama's announcement of...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned on Friday following a meeting with President Barack Obama that came amid a firestorm of outrage over delays in medical care for U.S. veterans.
Shortly after the private White House session,...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:02 AM
The resignation of Eric Shinseki strikes me as inevitable, politically necessary and largely irrelevant if not counterproductive. Once the troubles in the Department of Veterans Affairs blew up into a major scandal, the administration's critics, Democrats...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
As the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs tries to assure congressmen that he is moving to address the VA healthcare scandal, his department is preparing to release more results of a nationwide audit of scheduling practices that have been denounced as...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Key senators announced on Thursday a bipartisan proposal to address a crisis in veterans' healthcare, seeking quick action on a scandal that embarrassed the Obama administration and angered lawmakers who are strong advocates for veterans.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:39 PM
A scathing review of the scandal-plagued U.S. Veterans Administration found significant and chronic failures across the board at the agency and that a corrosive culture prevails, theWhite House said on Friday.
The findings emerged after President Barack...
| May 6, 2014
| 4:26 PM
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Some Republican leaders are calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign because of recent scandals at medical centers. But two influential...