More Veterans Affairs Articles

  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief supporters said Monday. The agreement includes $10 billion in...

  • Lawmakers unveil $17 billion bill to reform Veterans Affairs

    House and Senate negotiators have unveiled a $17 billion plan to overhaul the way the nation's veterans obtain medical care, including a $10 billion provision to privatize services to help shorten long wait times.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 28

    The chairs of the Veterans Affairs committee have reached a deal on legislation to reform the embattled agency and will introduce the bill this afternoon on Capitol Hill.

  • Lawmakers reach accord on Veterans Affairs bill

    Lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal on a bill help end long wait lists at medical facilities run by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • House and Senate chairs resume talks on VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after offering competing plans to improve veterans' health care, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are again attempting to find a compromise. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House veterans panel, and his Senate counterpart, Sen....

  • House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up the delays. Both...

  • Lesson for lawmakers: Don't be AWOL when oversight is required

    Of all the duties members of Congress have, oversight might be both the most important and the least attractive.

  • Talks on fixing Veterans Affairs are now just angry tweets

    Despite bipartisan agreement that Congress must act quickly to help end significant wait times and neglect of patients at the nation's Veterans Affairs hospitals, lawmakers have reached a serious impasse that threatens to derail a deal just days before the August recess.

  • VIDEO: Sloan Gibson's six ways to fix Veterans Affairs

    Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson told lawmakers he has a six-part plan to remedy delays in care and lapses in accountability at the VA.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 24

    House Republicans released their plan to shore up the U.S.-Mexico border yesterday and it all starts with fixing a 2008 human trafficking law.

  • Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much the changes will cost and how they should be paid for. "It...

  • And now President 'I learned about it on the news' Obama says he barely even watches the news

    According to the president himself, he doesn't need to watch the news to learn about what's going on in his administration. He apparently already knows what's happening.

  • Senate panel backs Robert McDonald for Veterans Affairs secretary

    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has unanimously endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 23

    After his conformation hearing yesterday in front of the Senate Veterans' Affairs committee, Senate lawmakers will vote today to send Robert McDonald's name to the full Senate floor for debate.

  • Restoring integrity at Veterans Affairs is top priority for Robert McDonald

    Both Republicans and Democrats endorsed the nomination and said they are certain McDonald will be confirmed by the full Senate as the next head of the VA.



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