More Veterans Articles

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At 91, Bob Dole won't take no for an answer. The former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday renewed his plea for full ratification of a treaty promoting equal rights for disabled around the world. Veterans groups, organizations for...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bob Dole emerges to hit Obamacare, IRS, Veterans Affairs scandals

    Physically ailing Bob Dole is stepping back on to the political stage to help a Kansas political friend and attack Obamacare.

  • 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.



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