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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • 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...
  • Boy, 15, among 2 killed, 4 wounded in Tuesday shootings

    Boy, 15, among 2 killed, 4 wounded in Tuesday shootings
    A 15-year-old boy and a 29-year-old man were killed Tuesday in separate shootings. They were among six people, including three other teens, shot on the city's South and West sides, police said. The 15-year-old boy was fatally shot Tuesday evening in the...
  • As states loosen marijuana laws, veterans still face obstacles to therapeutic treatment

    As states loosen marijuana laws, veterans still face obstacles to therapeutic treatment
    As Maryland and other states move to make medical marijuana available to patients, former service members are still barred from getting the drug from the Veterans Administration. Marijuana remains in a legally precarious position, even as public...
  • Vietnam Veterans Declared Eligible To Receive Long-Denied Benefits

    It has taken more than 40 years, but Connecticut veteran Conley Monk has won his battle to have his military discharge status upgraded and can now receive federal benefits. Monk, 66, and four other Vietnam War veterans with post traumatic stress disorder...
  • Horse deaths at race tracks should be as rare as Triple Crown winners

    Seeing the video of the fourth race held the day of the Belmont Stakes, when a horse named Helwan broke his leg and was euthanized, reminded me of the very first time I saw a horse break down during a race. It was many years ago, and I thought it would be...
  • Report: Wait lists for vets even longer today than last year

    The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York...
  • More than 100,000 in Central Florida could lose Obamacare subsidies

    More than 100,000 in Central Florida could lose Obamacare subsidies
    Central Floridians who rely on federal subsidies to help pay for their health insurance through Obamacare are worried that a U.S. Supreme Court ruling expected later this month could eliminate the financial help. The federal government is operating...
  • Privatized commissaries killed, couples housing cut survives

    The Senate voted Wednesday to kill a plan hatched by its armed services committee to privatize five large commissary stores to test the concept of commercial grocers running base stores to save defense dollars. But as the Senate version of the fiscal...
  • Federal VA health care program jeopardizes Alaska system

    A new program to deliver health care to veterans across the nation has jeopardized a system it used for a model, triggering outrage from Alaska's U.S. senators and frustration from vets. Alaska's network, built of necessity in a massive state where...
  • Pittsburgh VA wants to fire 3 who bound co-worker with tape

    The Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System wants to fire three workers and discipline four others after another worker complained that he was harassed and bound with duct tape, a spokesman said. Pittsburgh VA officials have refused to provide...
  • U.S. agrees to pay millions for Agent Orange claims

     U.S. agrees to pay millions for Agent Orange claims
    Ending years of wait, the government agreed Thursday to provide disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue on airplanes used in the Vietnam War. The new federal rule, approved by...