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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Public input sought on Route 662 bridge replacement

    The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking public input on its plan to fix the “structurally deficient” bridge on Route 662, Almondsville Road, in Gloucester. On August 14, VDOT will hold a public hearing that will allow...
  • Senate sends $16.3-billion Veterans Affairs reform bill to Obama

    Nearly four months after Veterans Affairs employees were exposed for allegedly falsifying records to cover up long wait times for patients, the Senate on Thursday night overwhelmingly approved a $16.3-billion compromise bill to overhaul the department....
  • Warner's IT task force for VA is part of compromise bill

    Sen. Mark Warner’s suggestion that volunteer IT experts from the private sectors take a look at ways to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs’ broken scheduling system is part of the House and Senate compromise bill to fund improvements to...
  • House approves $16.3-billion Veterans Affairs overhaul bill

    By a 420-5 vote, the House on Wednesday approved a $16.3-billion compromise bill to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department and speed up veterans’ access to healthcare. The reform measure still needs to be approved by the Senate before it can...
  • 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...
  • Keeping our word

    When it comes to keeping promises, when all parties are expected to know what's at stake, it's not always about the fine print. The contract is straightforward: Protect us and defend our Constitution against "all enemies, foreign and domestic." In return...
  • In 'victory,' Lake Baldwin VA clinic will stay open

    After being threatened with a closure that would have inconvenienced thousands of area veterans, the Lake Baldwin VA Outpatient Clinic will remain open, U.S. Rep. John Mica announced Friday. "The Baldwin Park Clinic will remain open and the medical...
  • VA proposes to punish 6 healthcare workers in Wyoming and Colorado

    Hours after the Senate unanimously confirmed President Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday, the agency announced that it was proposing disciplinary action against six employees at VA healthcare facilities in...
  • Obama gets a taste of KC barbecue alongside some fellow citizens

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. President Barack Obama feasted on working-class delicacies in Kansas City Tuesday night as he sought to bond with people unaccustomed to having the ear of the most powerful man in the world. His presidential motorcade steered to Arthur...
  • Stop the presses! The VA is doing something to make life easier for veterans' families

     
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a lot of problems, and I've shared many of them with you. When it does something right it's only fair that I also pass that along, and it's making a change that will......
  • Congress reaches agreement on VA reforms

    Congress reaches agreement on VA reforms
    With days left before the August break, congressional leaders unveiled a $17-billion bipartisan compromise Monday to fix the tattered Department of Veterans Affairs. The deal includes $10 billion in emergency funds to allow veterans to go to outside...