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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Late push by House GOP produces a border bill (with bleak prospects)

    House Republicans went overtime Friday, expending an enormous amount of political energy to try to reach consensus on a border-crisis measure that is almost certain never to become law. The last-minute push came as lawmakers were about to head into a...
  • Kaine, other lawmakers, praise passage of VA reform bill

    Reform legislation that targets the Department of Veterans Affairs has won praise from a bipartisan chorus in Virginia. Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, said he was especially pleased at the inclusion of a three-year pilot project allowing veterans to seek...
  • The IRS scandal that isn't

    Believe me, as a columnist, commentator, and talk-show host, nobody loves a scandal more than I do. Just the thought of verbally hanging some politician or bureaucrat for wrong-doing gets my juices flowing. The problem is, House Republicans don't know a...
  • White House report says VA has 'significant' and 'systemic failures'

    The VA suffers from "significant and chronic systemic failures" that must be addressed by department leadership, according to a White House report delivered to President Obama on Friday, giving urgency to congressional legislation aimed at reducing...
  • Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs

    Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs
    In nominating Bob McDonald as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, President Obama is recruiting a West Point graduate with experience in running a big corporation — Procter & Gamble — to turn around a department whose failure to provide...
  • Audit: Hampton VA employees told to falsify data

    Audit: Hampton VA employees told to falsify data
    HAMPTON — Fifteen percent of employees at the Hampton VA Medical Center were told to falsify data in order to hide delays to medical treatment, according to a USA Today report. The employees were encouraged by supervisors or others at the center...
  • FIU to train nurses in veteran-related care

    FIU to train nurses in veteran-related care
    The VA system may be best known for its problems these days, but Florida International University is about to become be part of a solution. FIU's College of Nursing and the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System have received more than $8 million in...
  • Veteran dies in VA hospital while waiting 30 minutes for ambulance

    A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veterans Affairs hospital cafeteria this week died after waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance to transport him around the complex to the emergency room, officials confirmed Thursday. Witnesses said the...
  • Some skeptical of new plans to develop VA site at Fort Howard

    Some skeptical of new plans to develop VA site at Fort Howard
    Eighty-eight-year-old Alfred Clasing Jr. and his wife, Marie, had hoped to spend their final years at a retirement community for veterans at Fort Howard, part of a scenic Baltimore County peninsula that juts into the Chesapeake Bay. But a developer's...
  • VA whistle-blowers complain of 'retaliation' at troubled agency

    Veterans Affairs workers who complained to supervisors about quality of care, time-card fraud, mismanagement and excessive spending told lawmakers Tuesday that they faced a "culture of retaliation" that discouraged whistle-blowing in the long-troubled...
  • L.A.'s missed chance to count the homeless

    L.A.'s missed chance to count the homeless
    Counting the homeless in Los Angeles County may not be as difficult as housing them all, but it is a daunting challenge nonetheless. In early 2013, an army of 5,000 volunteers, under the direction of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority — a...