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  • 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.

  • The surprising thing Veterans Affairs admitted while asking Congress for $18 billion more

    Even the VA cannot trust its own numbers on delivering health care and processing disability claims, the acting secretary of the agency said as he asked for $17.6 billion in new funding Wednesday.

  • VIDEO: Veterans Affairs has lost trust of vets, American public, acting secretary says

    Acting Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson said Wednesday the VA has lost the trust of both United States veterans and the American public.

  • Veterans Affairs spies, stonewalls on people investigating it

    Congressional investigators were given a workspace at the Philadelphia VA that was wired with activated audio microphones and video cameras, the chairman of the House veterans' affairs committee said.

  • VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made "tremendous progress" in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. VA Undersecretary Allison Hickey tells Congress that the benefits backlog has been whittled down to about 275,000....

  • In rush to cut benefits backlog, VA made errors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rush to cut a huge backlog of claims for disability benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs is making payments to tens of thousands of veterans without adequate medical evidence that they deserve the benefits, the department's inspector general's office said Monday....

  • Fast tracking claims helped Veterans Affairs backlog stats but hurt disabled vets, inspector general finds

    Fast-tracking the oldest claims for disability benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs forced veterans to wait longer to resolve their cases, but falsely made the agency's statistics look better, the VA's inspector general said in a report issued Monday.



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