More Veterans Affairs Articles

  • 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.

  • VIDEO --- Veterans Affairs nominee Robert McDonald: 'I believe I can make a difference'

    "The VA is in crisis. The veterans are in need. There is much to do. But I can think of no higher calling," the president's pick for Veterans Affairs secretary said Tuesday.

  • Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed. Robert McDonald cited problems with patient access to health care, transparency,...

  • Bruce Braley missed 79 percent of full Veterans' Affairs Committee hearings as scandal heated up

    Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, missed 79 percent of full Veterans' Affairs Committee hearings between 2011 and 2012 -- when the Veterans Affairs scandal was starting to heat up.

  • VIDEO --- WEX BackStory: New leadership at Veterans Affairs

    Senior Investigative Reporter Mark Flatten discusses the future of the Department of Veterans Affairs under Secretary nominee Bob McDonald.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for July 22

    The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee this afternoon will examine President Obama's pick to be the head of the embattled department. Robert McDonald, tapped as President Obama's choice to replace Eric Shinseki, will field questions from Senate lawmakers this afternoon.

  • Congress faces gridlock on Veterans Affairs and border spending bills

    With just days left for Congress to legislate before adjourning for the summer, House and Senate leaders remain at odds over major border legislation and a bill to overhaul the troubled Veterans Affairs department.

  • Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were...

  • VIDEO: Joe Biden to veterans: Fixing Veterans Affairs is a 'sacred obligation'

    Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd of veterans Monday fixing the problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs is part of the government's only "sacred obligation."

  • Veterans Affairs reform legislation must set clear standards for care

    The men and women who volunteer to serve in the military are brave and selfless. They don't deserve to be served by a Department of Veterans Affairs more concerned with manipulating data for financial gain than with solving problems and serving our veterans with the best possible medical care.

  • VA chief promises reform in El Paso visit

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson met with VA medical center officials in El Paso and vowed to improve veterans' access to health care. Gibson met Friday with the VA center's leadership, employees and U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke to hear about lingering problems...

  • Michelle Obama's Veterans Affairs scandal distraction

    The president and Michelle Obama are quite the diversionary tag-team. He blames everyone else for his problems. She takes credit for progress on his behalf that he doesn't deserve and distracts public attention from his avalanche of failures with endless feel-good photo-ops.

  • Yet another thing Veterans Affairs can't do right

    Patients at Atlanta's Veterans Affairs hospital didn't get their medications on time because hospital staff lacked access to medication carts that actually worked, the VA's inspector general found.

  • VA chief: Agency has lost trust of vets, public

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has lost the trust of veterans and the American people as a result of widespread treatment delays for people seeking health care and falsified records to cover up those delays, the agency's top official said Wednesday. Acting VA Secretary...

  • More than 18,500 petitioners tell Veterans Affairs IG to drop demand for POGO records

    Eighteen thousand, five hundred twenty-two. That's how many people have signed a petition asking the Veterans Affairs inspector general to halt its demand for the names of whistleblowers who have reached out to the Project on Government Oversight.



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