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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Top U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • Internal Veterans Affairs watchdog retires amid criticism

    The acting inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, a year after he issued a scathing report on problems at the Phoenix VA hospital. Richard J. Griffin, who has led the inspector general's office since January 2014, said he is...
  • Whistleblowers call for removal of Veterans Affairs watchdog

    A man who helped expose over prescription of opiates at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah wants to personally deliver a letter from whistleblowers across the country calling for the removal of the VA's chief watchdog to President Barack Obama...
  • VA partners with community to find last of homeless veterans

    VA partners with community to find last of homeless veterans
    Facing a Dec. 31 deadline to end veteran homelessness, the Orlando VA is joining forces with community agencies to find, interview and house every soldier still living on the streets of Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. The Central Florida...
  • Panel urges ex-Green Beret hero out of Army with VA benefits

    An Army officer who was accused of tracking down and killing an unarmed bomb-making suspect in Afghanistan is being recommended for an honorable discharge even though a military panel that looked into the case determined his conduct was unbecoming an...
  • Senate votes to end hide-the-food-stamps-game stateside

    The Senate has voted to end a special food allowance stateside that was conceived 14 years ago primarily to avoid more news reports of military families using food stamps. On that original goal it failed miserably. The idea behind the Family Subsistence...
  • U.S. government halts veterans' enrollment at five more helicopter schools

    U.S. government halts veterans' enrollment at five more helicopter schools
    The government has ordered at least five additional helicopter training programs to stop enrolling more veterans, part of a continuing crackdown to end GI Bill abuses that have cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. The latest restrictions have...
  • Senate approves new Veterans Affairs health care chief

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new leader of its troubled health care arm. Dr. David Shulkin, president of the Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey, won approval as the VA's undersecretary for health by a voice vote Tuesday in the Senate....
  • Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

    Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies
    The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a key element of the Affordable Care Act Thursday, ruling that people in states that never established state-based exchanges still qualify for subsidized health care under the law. The decision protects subsidies for...
  • VA says it faces $2.5B budget shortfall a year after scandal

    The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it faces a budget shortfall of more than $2.5 billion, mainly because of increased demand by veterans for health care, including new life-saving treatments for Hepatitis C. Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson...
  • Johnson says lives could've been saved at Tomah VA hospital

    Deaths could have been avoided at Tomah medical center if officials with the Department of Veteran Affairs had acted sooner in investigating reports of overprescribing medication, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday. Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican,...
  • Warner reloads on BRIDGE Act

    The BRIDGE Act, which would create a new federally-funded authority to loan money to states for roads and other infrastructure, is back. Once again, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner is again a major supporter. The legislation would seed the authority with up...