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Veterans Affairs

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Top Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • Congress boosts funding as investigation of VA widens

    Congress boosts funding as investigation of VA widens
    Stepping up Congress’ efforts to root out misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, lawmakers Thursday moved to boost funding for a nationwide investigation into whether VA employees covered up long waits for medical care and authorize...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Asthma camp for children The Baltimore Washington Medical Center will sponsor "Camp Airways" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 4-8 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. The camp, for children ages 6 to 12, will...
  • Howard County health digest

    Spiritual reflections The Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours offers spiritual enrichment programs at 1525 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville. Information and registration: 410-442-1320. Dance classes Presented by Vantage House, a...
  • 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...
  • Time to clean house at Veterans Affairs

    They call him "No Drama Obama" for a reason. Most of the time, it's Professor Obama who meets with us White House reporters: notorious for showing no emotion and taking so long to answer questions that, by the time he stops talking, everybody forgets what...
  • Mikulski introduces measures to reform veterans' claims system, build Navy cybersecurity facility

    Mikulski introduces measures to reform veterans' claims system, build Navy cybersecurity facility
    The Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation Thursday to reduce a backlog in veterans' claims and build a $120 million cybersecurity training facility at the Naval Academy. The measures are part of a $72 billion bill that funds Veterans...
  • VA chief Eric Shinseki tells veterans he will work for their trust

    Facing calls from Capitol Hill for his resignation, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki sought to speak directly to veterans Thursday, pledging to redouble efforts to "earn your trust." If any allegations of staff falsifying records to conceal...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Veterans deaths cast cloud over future of VA Secretary Shinseki

    Veterans deaths cast cloud over future of VA Secretary Shinseki
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has faced tough battles before. He's a twice-wounded Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a harsh critic of George W. Bush's strategy for the invasion of Iraq. But whether Shinseki, who is one of President...
  • Eric Shinseki, 'mad as hell' over VA scandal, is grilled by senators

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski said Thursday he's "mad as hell" over allegations of wrongdoing at VA facilities, but his measured approach to fixing the problems did not appear to satisfy senators from both parties who grilled the retired Army...