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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Few vets getting care through $10 billion VA program

    A new program that was supposed to get patients off waiting lists at Veterans Affairs medical centers by letting them switch to private-sector doctors is proving to be an even bigger disappointment than initially thought. The Veteran's Choice program...
  • Outside construction expert joins probe of VA hospital cost

    The Veterans Affairs Department investigation into massive cost overruns at its Denver hospital finally has an outside construction expert — more than seven weeks after the department said it requested the help from the Navy, officials said...
  • Japanese American internment: Manzanar dismantled

     
    On Nov. 21, 1945, the Manzanar War Relocation Center was closed. Over the next year, the camp was dismantled....
  • Spending for 2016 federal budget sparks lawmakers' quarrel

    Democrats and Republicans quarreled Wednesday over spending levels for domestic agencies as well as policy provisions on clean water rules and guns on federal lands as they kicked off action on more than $1 trillion worth of spending bills for the next...
  • VA pledges broad review of claims processing

    The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it has launched a top-down review of its handling of disability claims and pledged to punish those who falsify data as pressure mounted on Capitol Hill for personnel changes amid mismanagement...
  • VA: Mismanagement of claims in Philadelphia an unusual case

    WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs official who oversees benefits is rejecting notions that mismanagement at the Philadelphia office points to a broader, department-wide problem in handling veterans' claims and says an internal review will help...
  • 7 vets, including 1 in Virginia, sue to get their own military records

     7 vets, including 1 in Virginia, sue to get their own military records
    Seven disabled veterans, including one in central Virginia, have filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs, claiming they can't seek additional compensation because the agency won't turn over their records. Five of the seven are...
  • Feds: Beckley VA subbed mental health drugs for cheaper ones

    An investigation has found that the Beckley VA Medical Center improperly substituted prescription mental health treatments with older drugs to save money. In a news release on Wednesday, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said it informed the White House...
  • Not enough progress on VA wait times

    The following editorial appeared in the (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer on Tuesday, April 21. ���� It's unacceptable that a year after a scandal broke wide open at the Department of Veterans Affairs over wait times at VA...
  • Call to consolidate commissaries, exchanges gaining momentum

    Consolidation of the Defense Commissary Agency and three separate military exchange services into a single Defense Retail Activity is gaining support among policymakers inside the Department of Defense and perhaps a key congressional subcommittee, a...
  • State tourism office websites, addresses, phone numbers

    State tourism office websites, addresses, phone numbers
    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262 or...