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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Mismanagement at Philly VA impeding service to veterans, audit says

    Mismanagement at Philly VA impeding service to veterans, audit says
    I was anticipating that a nearly yearlong audit of the veterans benefits processing center in Philadelphia, which handles claims from the Lehigh Valley, would reveal a pitiful operation. Just the anecdotal accounts I've heard from local veterans and...
  • VA employee says he was fired after warning of hospital cost

    VA employee says he was fired after warning of hospital cost
    A whistleblower said he was fired by the Veterans Affairs Department after warning of cost overruns at the Denver VA hospital, prompting a rebuke Wednesday from members of Congress who questioned why higher-ranking executives haven't been punished. VA...
  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: April 15 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on the state tax code: As people across the state scramble to file their tax returns this week, it's encouraging to hear that major tax reform could be...
  • VA employee says he was fired after warning of hospital cost

    A whistleblower said he was fired by the Veterans Affairs Department after warning of cost overruns at the Denver VA hospital, prompting a rebuke Wednesday from members of Congress who questioned why higher-ranking executives haven't been punished. VA...
  • Investigator: VA whistleblower cases remain 'overwhelming'

    The number of whistleblower cases reported at the Department of Veterans Affairs remains "overwhelming," a year after a scandal broke over chronic delays for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delays, a top federal...
  • VA tells Congress it has plan to pay for Denver hospital

    The Veterans Affairs Department told Congress it wants to tap a $5 billion fund for improving health care to finish the over-budget Denver VA hospital, Sen. Michael Bennet's office said Monday. The department wants to transfer $830 million from the...
  • GOP boosts nuclear weapons upgrades in 1st spending bill

    Republicans controlling the House unveiled legislation Tuesday to boost spending for veterans' health care and for maintaining the safety of aging nuclear weapons. Spending for Army Corps of Engineers water projects and for upgrading aging barracks and...
  • Duckworth's bid for Kirk's U.S. Senate seat promises costly battle

    Duckworth's bid for Kirk's U.S. Senate seat promises costly battle
    — Rep. Tammy Duckworth's challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk portends a costly battle in what figures to be one of the most closely watched 2016 Senate contests. Duckworth, 47, a two-term Democrat from Hoffman Estates who lost her legs in the...
  • Laws to prevent abuse of GI Bill benefits weren't enforced, records show

    Laws to prevent abuse of GI Bill benefits weren't enforced, records show
    Helicopter flight training companies were able to collect tens of millions of dollars a year through a loophole in the latest GI Bill in part because officials didn't enforce laws aimed at preventing abuse of veteran education benefits, according to...
  • New Mexico VA chief says it is working to reduce wait times

    The director of the Veterans Affairs' health care system in New Mexico acknowledged Friday that efforts to see patients more quickly have fallen short. "We want to see our patients as close to the time as they preferred to be seen and have been working...
  • Replace the Veterans Health Administration with veterans insurance

    Replace the Veterans Health Administration with veterans insurance
    About a year ago, the scandal surrounding the deaths of veterans waiting for care from the Veterans Health Administration finally publicly exposed the VA's ineptitude. Since then, Congress conducted inquiries, the FBI commenced investigations, the...