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Veterans Affairs

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Top Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • House passes bill to allow VA chief to more easily fire workers

    House passes bill to allow VA chief to more easily fire workers
    The House easily passed legislation Wednesday that would make it easier for the Veterans Affairs secretary to fire or demote senior employees, a proposal that gained support after allegations of mismanagement at the agency. The VA Management...
  • Around Town: Let's think about our veterans

    Memorial Day is almost here and what a long strange ride 2014 has been. The Senate committee hearing testimony of Eric Shinseki, the secretary of Veterans Affairs, has concluded. Shinseki was called in after CNN investigated the 40 preventable deaths at...
  • As Memorial Day approaches, U.S. eyes ongoing problems in the VA

    As Memorial Day approaches, U.S. eyes ongoing problems in the VA
    As the nation heads into the Memorial Day weekend, ready to honor the men and women who died serving in its armed forces, the country is also trying to understand the latest series of problems rocking the Department of Veterans Affairs. Here are some...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Congress turns up heat over VA allegations

    Congress turns up heat over VA allegations
    As Congress stepped up efforts Thursday to get to the bottom of the allegations of substandard healthcare services at Veterans Affairs facilities, a Senate committee provided funds for a nationwide investigation and a House panel authorized a subpoena...
  • 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-...
  • 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...