02/24/14 05:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hard to vote against veterans these days. Majority Leader Harry Reid is counting on voters as well as lawmakers feeling that way in an election year as the Senate takes up legislation this week that addresses dozens of priorities that veterans groups have raised in...
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:13 AM
A program to help jobless veterans has found employment for a fraction of eligible workers since its launch two years ago.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/23/14 05:34 PM
Former President George W. Bush highlighted a "divide" he sees between American civilians and the military, raising the subject during a rare Sunday talk show appearance. "We've got a problem," Bush told ABC's Martha Raddatz. "Too many veterans are unemployed. And there's what we call a...
By Zack Colman | 02/23/14 11:53 AM
Former President George W. Bush discussed his new veterans initiative that he described as a way smooth veterans' re-entry into civilian life. Bush, speaking Sunday on ABC's "This Week," said that the new effort helps him handle the decisions to start wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that sent...
By Mark Flatten | 02/21/14 04:52 PM
A Virginia man was sentenced Friday to 16 months in prison for conspiring with federal procurement officers to gain more than $33 million in contracts using his company's status as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.
By Sean Lengell | 02/12/14 05:19 PM
A bipartisan deal in the Senate cleared a path to undo a scheduled cut to military pensions, as both parties agreed to drop their proposals and accept a House version. The Senate on Wednesday overwhelming approved a House-passed measure that pays to restore the veterans' benefits by extending...
By Sean Lengell | 02/12/14 06:19 AM
Despite strong bipartisan support in Congress to undo a recently passed cut to military pensions, a debate between the House and Senate over whether to offset the cost of restoring the benefits has muddied its path for progress. The Republican-led House on Tuesday easily passed a measure to...
By Mark Flatten | 02/11/14 03:10 PM
Top career civil service executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs could be fired more easily for failing to deliver quality medical care to patients or timely decisions on disability benefits, under legislation proposed by the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. Rep....
02/10/14 08:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders Monday unveiled a plan to reverse a recently passed cut to military pensions as the price for increasing the government's borrowing cap, but it received a rocky reception from skeptical conservatives. GOP leaders briefed rank-and-file GOP lawmakers...
By Darlene Superville | 02/10/14 07:53 AM
Michelle Obama says a construction industry pledge to hire 100,000 veterans by 2019 isn't only the right and patriotic thing to do, but also a smart thing for business.
By Mark Flatten | 02/07/14 07:03 PM
Big bonuses paid to top officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs are justified despite rising numbers of patient deaths and a stubborn backlog of disability claims, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said in a letter released Friday. Shinseki said VA officials continue to...
By Susan Crabtree and Brian Hughes | 01/31/14 02:11 PM
As part of a renewed push to create opportunities for the long-term unemployed, President Obama on Friday touted the success story of a once-homeless Iraq War veteran, Erick Varela, who turned his life around through an electrician apprenticeship.
By James Ferguson | 01/30/14 03:49 PM
Nobody understands the virtue of sacrifice more than America's veterans and military personnel. Politicians often talk about sacrifice, but usually, they are asking for someone else to bear the burden. Shamefully, Congress's recent budget vote epitomizes this habit, as they slash the benefits...
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