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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Orlando Lions, Rubio, and Catholic schools: Letters

    Orlando Lions, Rubio, and Catholic schools: Letters
    Lions roared in Citrus If Orlando City Soccer Club had actually listened to its fans, it would have announced last week that it was abandoning plans for a soccer-specific stadium altogether and would instead continue playing in the newly renovated...
  • 2 VA officials suspended after audit uncovered misconduct

    Two senior officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs were suspended Monday after an audit found they charged subordinates money to attend a work-related party that featured psychic readings. In a notice to Congress, the VA said it had temporarily...
  • Coffman rules out Colorado Senate bid

    WASHINGTON Colorado 6th District Rep. Mike Coffman will not challenge Sen. Michael Bennet for Senate, The Denver Post reported Monday afternoon. "I have decided to seek re-election in the House so that I may continue my mission to clean up the VA,...
  • Lawmaker: VA must reform to get money for Denver hospital

    Congress will insist on significant changes in the Veterans Affairs Department before approving money to finish a vastly over-budget medical center outside Denver, Rep. Mike Coffman said Sunday. After a brief but boisterous veterans' rally to demand...
  • National Guard Charlie Troop back from Afghanistan but still at war

    National Guard Charlie Troop back from Afghanistan but still at war
    The soldiers moved single file through this lakeside town, hiding in doorways and ducking down side streets as if they were still in Afghanistan. It was July 4, 2013, and a dozen soldiers — members of a Michigan National Guard unit called...
  • Orlando VA - Another case of talk-vs.-action with Marco Rubio

    Early this morning, as I was reading Marco Rubio’s op-ed in the Sentinel -- “Marco Rubio: New VA hospital a milestone but agency needs more work“  -- it took me a moment to figure what irked me so much. I mean, I certainly agree that...
  • Dual-service couples could see housing allowance slashed

    Dual-service couples could see housing allowance slashed
    Many of the 40,000 dual-service couples in the military — members married to other service members — have for years drawn combined housing allowances stateside that more than cover their rent and utility costs. The philosophy has been that...
  • Government audit finds improper behavior at Philadelphia Veterans Affairs facility

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior Veterans Affairs officials in Philadelphia acted improperly when subordinates were charged money to attend a work-related party featuring psychic readings, resulting in personal profits for the spouse of one official,...
  • Marco Rubio: New VA hospital a milestone but agency needs more work

    Marco Rubio: New VA hospital a milestone but agency needs more work
    This week, the doors opened at the long awaited Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center on the Lake Nona campus. This was a welcome occasion for veterans throughout Central Florida, who will now be cared for in this new state-of-the-art hospital....
  • Sen. Warner: Hampton VA to get outside help

    Sen. Warner: Hampton VA to get outside help
    At Sen. Mark R. Warner's request, a Veterans Affairs strike team will visit the Hampton VA Medical Center, where wait times for primary care patients continue to be longer than the national average. The move was announced in a letter Thursday from...
  • Kids left in hot cars could be saved by alarms

    Kids left in hot cars could be saved by alarms
    I can understand leaving home with your cellphone still sitting on the kitchen counter. Or forgetting to pick up eggs at the grocery store. Even going too many days without watering the plant in the corner. But forgetting a baby in the back seat of a...