By Paul Bedard | 08/08/14 02:54 PM
The nation's first-ever memorial to gay military veterans will be placed in the "gay corner" of the historic Congressional Cemetery on Capitol Hill.
08/08/14 02:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has apologized for what it called an "inadvertent" mistake that underreported the number of deaths linked to delays in cancer treatment at VA medical facilities. "VA inadvertently caused confusion in its communication" of a review of cases...
By Pete Hegseth | 08/07/14 06:43 PM
Based on what we've seen from Obama in the past, veterans groups should be wary of this administration's commitment to fully implementing the VA reforms.
By Ed Sykes | 08/07/14 02:40 PM
The measure will mean better access and more accountability within the scandal-laden Department of Veterans Affairs.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/07/14 01:40 PM
President Obama signed a bill Thursday aimed at overhauling the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system, announcing that officials had cut the backlog of veterans waiting for care by half.
By Associated Press | 08/07/14 11:28 AM
Veterans may soon have easier access to government-paid health care under a bill President Obama signed into law Thursday, the government's most sweeping response to date to a public uproar over systemwide problems that have rocked the Veterans Affairs Department.
08/07/14 05:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday. The $16.3 billion measure also allows the Veterans Affairs Department to hire thousands of doctors,...
By Ed Sykes | 08/06/14 05:13 PM
President Obama will sign a bipartisan bill Thursday to overhaul the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.
08/02/14 09:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In more than five years in Congress, Republican Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana recalls voting only once for emergency spending that raised the federal deficit. That was this week, on a bill to improve health care for veterans, and it helps explain the lineup of winners and...
08/02/14 06:15 AM
CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. (AP) — A 99-year-old veteran who led an Army division's band during World War II is being honored at an event being held at the New York National Guard's main training facility. Herman Giersch (geersh) of Wawa, Pennsylvania, will join other former commanders of the 42nd...
07/31/14 09:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. Faring far better, a...
07/31/14 09:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A 91-3 vote in the Senate sent the $16.3 billion measure to President Barack Obama for his signature. The House had voted...
07/31/14 03:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said the statistic that the U.S. has more than 58,000 homeless veterans is "a stain on the soul of this nation," as the federal government expands its initiative to provide stable and affordable housing for service members. The first lady announced Thursday...
07/30/14 08:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years. The $16.3 billion measure also would allow the VA to hire thousands of doctors and nurses and rewrite...
07/29/14 05:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays....
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