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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • 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...
  • Vets, Blumenthal Lobby For Health Study Of Descendants Of Veterans Exposed To Toxins

    Veterans' exposure to toxic chemicals may harm their families' health for generations, causing cancer, birth defects and other medical problems, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. He is co-sponsoring legislation to require that veterans be...
  • 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...
  • Glen Burnie VA clinic has highest delays in state

    Glen Burnie VA clinic has highest delays in state
    As medical care for veterans continues to raise concerns across the country, new data show that thousands of former service members still face significant delays when they seek treatment at Veterans Affairs medical centers in Maryland. The longest...
  • Senate To Take Up Bill To Expand Outreach to Female Veterans

    HARTFORD — The Senate approved a bill Wednesday that aims to address a "gender gap" in support services for female veterans. Senate Bill 904 would require the state Department of Veterans' Affairs to establish an outreach program for female...
  • 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...
  • VA makes little headway in fight to shorten waits for veterans' care

    VA makes little headway in fight to shorten waits for veterans' care
    A year after Americans recoiled at new revelations that sick veterans were getting sicker while languishing on waiting lists — and months after the Department of Veterans Affairs instituted major reforms — government data shows that the number...
  • CFPB sanctions Inland Empire home lender over allegedly deceptive ads

    A Rancho Cucamonga mortgage lender has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle accusations by federal regulators that its advertising deceived consumers into believing that the company was affiliated with the U.S. government. The Consumer Financial...