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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Wages for 15,000 commissary workers targeted

    Wages for 15,000 commissary workers targeted
    To save millions of dollars in compensation and ease streamlining of store operations on base, Department of Defense officials are weighing a plan to convert the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to a non-appropriated fund activity, which could reduce...
  • Expected guests at Japan state dinner

    Below is a list of expected attendees at tonight’s Japan State Dinner, provided by the Office of the First Lady. The President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, and Mrs. Akie Abe Ms. Chitose Abe Ms. Miki...
  • DeLauro: VA Should Pay For Residential Care Facilities For Disabled Veterans

    The federal government would be required to pay for disabled veterans to live in assisted-living facilities, under a bill proposed by U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro. She said the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs has told disabled veterans living in...
  • Dundee Township committeeman remembered as always helping neighbors

    Dundee Township committeeman remembered as always helping neighbors
    A champion for senior citizens. A man who stuck to his convictions. A person who will be missed. These are the accolades people are giving East Dundee resident Lee Barrett, 77, who died suddenly April 25. The politically active Barrett was a...
  • Politics as Usual

     Politics as Usual
    Dent's spending bill poised for House vote U.S. congressman Charlie Dent has made it through one big milestone in his tenure as one of the House Appropriations Committee's so-called cardinals: the spending bill he shepherded through subcommittee is...
  • Lawmakers say VA lied, ignored warnings on hospital cost

    Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Mike Coffman accused the Veterans Affairs Department on Friday of lying and ignoring clear warnings that its new Denver hospital couldn't be built within budget or on schedule. But they joined other members of...
  • Suicidal vets who heeded call can't be placed on hold

    Suicidal vets who heeded call can't be placed on hold
    Richard Pryor was such a gifted comic he could turn a cardiac arrest into comic gold. In a classic bit, he described how his agonizing heart attack drove the hardly devout comedian to seek help from above. "Can I speak to God right away, please?"...
  • Charles Lane: Why vets' health care never works

    The men and women who serve in the military protect both the United States' security and its values, including political liberty, free enterprise and individual choice. How strange, then, that when their time in uniform ends, we thank them for their...
  • Report: Delays, staffing shortages at Maryland VA medical centers

    Report: Delays, staffing shortages at Maryland VA medical centers
    The Veterans Health Administration medical center in Cecil County was so understaffed that at one point, federal investigators report, three doctors were caring for 5,000 patients. "I am not able to think of any acceptable or practical way to do all that...
  • W.Va. veterans clinic closes again due to air quality issues

    A clinic that serves veterans in West Virginia and Virginia has closed again because of air quality issues. The Beckley VA Medical Center announced the indefinite closure of the Greenbrier County Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Maxwelton on Monday,...
  • S.E. Cupp: Should the presidency hang on a hypothetical gay wedding invitation?

    In a year and a half, Americans will elect a new president. What issues will be foremost in their minds? Allow me to set the table for you: The U.S. economic recovery is anemic at best, with long-term joblessness still a major problem confronting...