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House clears major Veterans Affairs reform bill, sends to White House
The House overwhelmingly approved a bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs Tuesday, sending the measure to the White House for President Trump ’s signature. The bill, passed on a bipartisan 368-55 vote, would make it easier for the VA Secretary to fire department employees, a move that
Donald Trump Would Have the Most Generals in the White House Since World War II
Pending Senate confirmation of his picks, President-elect Donald Trump is poised to have the most retired general officers or flag officers serving together in a Cabinet since the administration of Harry S. Truman. Before Truman, you'd have to go back to the post-Civil War era to find at least two
VA Secretary Robert McDonald 'Deeply Regrets' Wait Time Remarks
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says he "deeply regrets" comparing wait times at VA hospitals and facilities to lines at Disney parks . “At VA we take our mission of caring for those who ‘shall have borne the battle’ very seriously; we have the best and most noble mission in government,"
VA Secretary Under Fire Comparing Veteran Wait Times to Amusement Park
Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald on Monday likened the significance of measuring the amount of time it takes veterans to receive healthcare from the department to waiting for rides at Disney parks , an attempt to downplay the value of the figures, which attracted widespread
GOP Piles on Hillary Clinton Over VA Remark
Hillary Clinton ’s campaign today defended her recent characterization of the Veterans Affairs hospital controversy, accusing Republicans of trying to "exploit the scandal" by going after the Democratic presidential front-runner for comments she made recently about issues with veterans care.
Indianapolis VA Hospital Under Fire for Email Making Fun of Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs took another hit today as news surfaced that an email had been circulated to staffers at an Indianapolis scandal .htm" id="ramplink_VA_" targetblank">VA hospital making fun of the mental health problems suffered by returning combat veterans. The Dec. 18 message
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3 Reasons There's No Quick Fix for Department of Veterans Affairs
Nearly six months after the scandal that rocked the Department of Veterans Affairs over outrageous wait times and secret waiting lists, the new secretary says things continue to improve but he can’t fix everything immediately. Secretary Robert McDonald took over the embattled VA in July after
Congress Approves $15 Billion VA Deal
In a rare moment of bipartisan, bicameral unity, Congress has approved a deal to add $15 billion and institute reforms at the Veterans Administration. After the House passed the measure on Wednesday, the Senate followed suit today. The VA deal sailed through two votes: an...
President Obama Nominates Robert McDonald for VA Head
The former chief executive of Procter and Gamble would replace Eric Shinseki if approved.