By Washington Examiner | 03/08/14 05:18 PM
Drastic measures are called for when people have to work in “a poorly maintained, often older, office building in which the environment puts the occupants at risk for upper respiratory conditions.” Such “sick buildings” typically require stem-to-stern renovations before they can be...
By Lisa Ruhl | 03/07/14 03:15 PM
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke Friday at the conservative conference.
By Lisa Ruhl | 03/07/14 01:47 PM
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee advocates for veterans saying they shouldn't be waiting for health care when they return home from war.
03/07/14 03:30 AM
RICHMND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is planning its first official commemoration of K-9 Veterans Day. The event March 15 at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond recognizes the contributions of the dogs who have served side by side with soldiers and with police and other first-responders. After an...
By Mark Flatten | 03/05/14 09:00 PM
A Texas congressman joined demands that Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki explain the mass purge of medical appointments disclosed last week by the Washington Examiner. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, wants to know who allowed backlogged orders for medical tests or other procedures to be...
By Mark Flatten | 03/04/14 05:58 AM
Two key House members have called for an investigation into reports published by the Washington Examiner that the Department of Veterans Affairs purged thousands of medical appointments to hide backlogs of tests and consultations dating back 10 years.
By Andrew Taylor | 03/03/14 08:32 AM
The budget gurus in Congress have failed for years to find a grand bargain to reduce the government's long-term debt, so this year they decided to go small. Just 1 percentage point would be shaved from the annual cost-of-living increase in military pensions for veterans under age 62.
02/27/14 07:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation that would have provided $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans. The bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and fresh penalties against Iran. Each...
By Paul Bedard | 02/27/14 01:10 PM
The Washington area's newest resort is hosting a splashy benefit Saturday night for two Virginia charities credited with assisting financially distressed veterans pay their bills and helping wounded warriors over the hump of their injuries. The newly opened Salamander Resort & Spa in...
By Alan Fram | 02/27/14 08:32 AM
A Democratic bill enhancing health care, education and job-training benefits for veterans faces an uphill climb as the Senate approaches a showdown vote on the $21 billion legislation.
02/26/14 07:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The prospects for an election-year Senate bill aimed at beefing up benefits for America's veterans are caught in the dispute over whether to impose sanctions on Iran. Democrats resumed trying to push legislation through the Senate on Wednesday that would allow more veterans...
By Mark Flatten | 02/26/14 05:52 PM
Revelations by the Washington Examiner of a mass purge of backlogged medical appointments by the Department of Veterans Affairs were dismissed as a “scurrilous newspaper report” by the agency’s top health official Wednesday. Robert Petzel, under secretary for health at the veterans...
02/25/14 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sprawling Democratic bill expanding health, education and other benefits for veterans easily cleared an early Senate hurdle on Tuesday. But the election-year measure still faces an uncertain fate as Republicans battle to make it smaller and find ways to pay for it. By a...
By Mark Flatten | 02/25/14 11:02 AM
Thousands of orders for diagnostic medical tests have been purged en masse by the Department of Veterans Affairs to make it appear its decade-long backlog is being eliminated, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner.
By Alan Fram | 02/25/14 08:52 AM
A sprawling Democratic bill expanding health, education and other benefits for veterans seems ready to clear an initial hurdle in the Senate. Yet the election-year measure faces an uncertain fate as Republicans try to make it smaller and find ways to pay for it.
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