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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • An Overdue Step To Halt Epidemic Of Veteran Suicides

    An Overdue Step To Halt Epidemic Of Veteran Suicides
    The U.S. Senate took a first step this week toward stemming the horrifying epidemic of suicide by armed services veterans. It's long overdue and desperately needed. On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously passed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for...
  • Connecticut's Maria Praeli Invited To White House Today To Meet Obama

    Connecticut's Maria Praeli Invited To White House Today To Meet Obama
      Maria Praeli, from New Milford, is one of several United We Dream leaders who have been invited to the White House Wednesday to meet President Obama and discuss immigrant youth, their families, and the ongoing political debate about immigrants in...
  • Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill Wins Approval In U.S. Senate

    Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill Wins Approval In U.S. Senate
    Legislation pushed by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to strengthen suicide prevention programs for veterans won Senate approval Tuesday and is expected to become the first veterans' bill of 2015 to be signed by President Barack Obama. The measure...
  • Commission: Offer choices and see compensation costs fall

    The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is urging President Obama to endorse and Congress to enact sweeping changes to military health insurance and retirement options to "empower" service members to make choices that would drive...
  • Blumenthal On Verge Of Big Win On Veteran Suicide Prevention Bill

    Washington – With an average of 22 veterans committing suicide every day, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and John McCain, R-Ariz., teamed up to try to do something about it. Their efforts are expected to pan out late today when the Senate...
  • L.A. County sets high goal to get all veterans off the street by 2016

    L.A. County sets high goal to get all veterans off the street by 2016
    Traipsing through skid row, trailing media cameras and advance staff, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro stopped to talk to a homeless woman with a white blanket draped over her head. "What a privilege and honor," said Jennifer...
  • Lovell Health Care Center gets 4-star rating in VA assessment

    Lovell Health Care Center gets 4-star rating in VA assessment
    More than six months after the Veterans Affairs health system was mired in controversy, the top brass at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center expressed pride Thursday in the hospital's recent four out of five-star rating. Director Dr....
  • Newington Zoning Board Says Sorry, But Church Sign Not Allowed

    NEWINGTON — Zoning commission members apologized to a local church Wednesday, saying the church had received incorrect information from a town official that caused it to submit an unacceptable sign design. "He gave you the wrong information,"...
  • Dent: VA clinics need more flexibility to work with private sector

    Dent: VA clinics need more flexibility to work with private sector
    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs doctors need more flexibility to work with their private sector counterparts, U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Lehigh Valley, said Thursday on a visit to an Allentown outpatient clinic. Dent, recently named chairman of the...
  • U.S. settles suit over misuse of West L.A. veterans campus

    U.S. settles suit over misuse of West L.A. veterans campus
    The federal government has agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing the Department of Veterans Affairs of misusing its sprawling West Los Angeles health campus while veterans with brain injuries and mental impairment slept in the streets, people familiar...
  • Finally, housing for homeless vets at the West L.A. VA facility

    Finally, housing for homeless vets at the West L.A. VA facility
    The Veterans Administration's agreement, announced Wednesday, to house more homeless vets at its West Los Angeles facility is a stunning turnabout and a huge win for veterans' advocates, who have been trying for years to persuade the agency to provide...