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Veterans Affairs

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  • Should VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resign?

    Should VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resign?
    WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.) Some Republican leaders are calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign because of recent scandals at medical centers.  But two influential...
  • Around Town: PCC gets a well-deserved salute

    There are a lot of reasons why Military Times ranked Pasadena City College (PCC) as the top community college for veterans in California. The annual ranking is based on “student success and academic quality.” Schools are evaluated on “...
  • Group asks Obama to 'clean up' Department of Veterans Affairs

    Group asks Obama to 'clean up' Department of Veterans Affairs
    With President Obama in San Diego for a political fundraising event Thursday, a national veterans group called for him to "clean up" the Department of Veterans Affairs, mired in scandal over alleged lapses in medical care. "The president is here in...
  • Supervisors call for L.A. County contractors to hire more veterans

    Supervisors call for L.A. County contractors to hire more veterans
    Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to ask contractors to hire more local veterans on county construction projects.   Under the measure proposed by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Michael D. Antonovich and approved unanimously by the five-...
  • Senate to investigate veterans' deaths at Phoenix VA facility

    Senate to investigate veterans' deaths at Phoenix VA facility
    The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday pledged to convene a hearing on allegations that excessive wait times at a Phoenix VA facility led to the deaths of 40 veterans. Thousands of veterans have been kept waiting for care,...
  • Protecting our protectors [Commentary]

    Protecting our protectors [Commentary]
    We are often left with nothing but unanswerable questions after we lose someone to suicide. "Why?" becomes "did we miss the signs?" and usually culminates with "what could we have done?" In March of 2011, I asked these questions after a soldier in my...
  • More details from audit of VA healthcare scandal expected Monday

    More details from audit of VA healthcare scandal expected Monday
    As the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs tries to assure congressmen that he is moving to address the VA healthcare scandal, his department is preparing to release more results of a nationwide audit of scheduling practices that have been denounced as...
  • Senate OKs VA reform bill as FBI launches criminal investigation

    The Senate on Wednesday broke through the usual partisan gridlock to swiftly approve legislation aimed at reducing veterans’ long waits for healthcare, as the FBI announced that it has launched a criminal probe in the Department of Veterans...
  • Veterans benefits backlog dwindling, government says

     
    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday it has reduced the backlog of pending disability benefits claims by about one-third since March and is working toward its goal of eliminating the backlog by the end of 2015. The agency said......
  • Veterans Affairs properties are at risk of being demolished

     
    Hundreds of landmarks on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs properties are at risk of being demolished because of the agency’s lack of maintenance and its failure to comply with federal laws protecting historic sites, according to a study by the...
  • Is Uncle Sam sacrificing accuracy in its quest to process veterans benefits claims faster?

     
    The federal government says it is trying hard to reduce the backlog of claims from veterans seeking benefits. The Department of Veterans Affairs is making employees work overtime, has fast-tracked the longest-pending claims and has moved to paperless...