What a difference a few weeks makes. An important suicide prevention bill for veterans, derailed at the end of the last Congress, is back on the fast track. The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act was unanimously passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month and the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs just last week. Now, we are counting on the Senate to act quickly and send it to the president.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants money to start planning to build the state’s eighth and ninth nursing homes for veterans.
A unique service which encourages members of the public to report rough sleepers using their mobile phones so they can be helped by local councils is poised to expand into Wales and Scotland.
He did two tours in Iraq, but it wasn’t until he came home that Sen. David Knezek lost a buddy from his unit.
The audience at Akron School Board’s meeting last week was dotted with Veterans of Foreign War caps, as at least 20 veterans gathered to voice their support for a proposed school tax exemption.
Service seven decades ago to rescue this country’s oldest ally in its darkest hours earned a quartet of local men France’s greatest tribute Thursday, the Legion of Honor.
Senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department could have their pensions docked and their bonuses cut under legislation introduced Jan. 22.
A Missouri Republican proposed expanding Medicaid coverage to low-income military veterans and their families Tuesday as a slimmed down alternative to a broader Medicaid expansion that has been opposed by many of his GOP colleagues.
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Monday he said is a first step toward reducing disproportionately high unemployment rates among Illinois minorities and veterans.
Carrying a large American flag, Army veteran Eric Peters stopped in the High Desert last week during his walk across America to bring awareness about veterans who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries.
A Navy veteran has pleaded guilty to charges that he lied about his company’s qualifications to the Veterans Affairs Department to get $1.5 million in contracts for work at one of its hospitals.
Last week’s column described the Department of Veterans Affairs’ recent year-end summary report declaring 21 reasons why it is heading in the right direction for 2015. The following is the second part in this series.
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives unanimously approved the Hire More Heroes Act, which would exempt businesses from counting newly hired military veterans toward the 50-worker threshold at which they must provide health insurance or pay a fine under the Affordable Care Act.
While in the US military we were triaged because of the battlefield. Those with the most important injuries were taken care of first.
Recent veterans have committed suicide at a much higher rate than people who never served in the military, according to a new analysis that provides the most thorough accounting so far of the problem.
In the first execution carried out in the US in 2015, last night Georgia put to death a decorated Vietnam War veteran who had been diagnosed with severe mental illness before he killed a deputy sheriff after a traffic stop in 1998.
Along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America’s troops where they live.
January 14, 2015 Members of the Wisconsin congressional delegation are jumping on an investigative report that suggests that doctors at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs hospital prescribed pain medication to patients “like candy.”
NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America’s troops where they live. We’re calling the project “Back at Base.” This is the first of a three-part series about veteran benefits.
To get assistance for a wounded veteran in New Jersey, they had to request money from a very poor city, Nogales, Arizona! Thank you, Nogales. You’re good people.
House lawmakers opened the new legislative session by passing a measure billed as both a boost to veterans employment and a chance to roll back part of the president’s controversial health care law.
Since 1984, veterans in New York state have been eligible for partial exemption from county, city, town and village real property taxes, and in 2014 they became eligible to receive school district exemptions if passed by local consent.
Robert O’Dowd interviewed by Richie Allen on the environmental contamination that caused injuries and deaths to thousands of Marines in the US and the murder and cocaine trafficking into El Toro.
“Nearly 50,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans were either homeless or in a federal program aimed at keeping them off the streets during 2013, almost triple the number in 2011″
The FBI will question hundreds of patients at a West Texas veterans’ hospital who may have witnessed a shooting that left two people dead, including the suspected gunman, the bureau’s top El Paso agent said.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is arguably one of the most serious issues of our current generation. The Iraq and Afghanistan wars may be winding down, but the aftermath of them is far from over.
Within moments of an attack at a Veterans Affairs clinic Tuesday that left the gunman and a VA doctor dead, the conversation took a turn to the disagreements and misunderstandings between U.S. military veterans and the VA employees responsible for serving them.
Battles are still being fought by many mid-Tennessee veterans and active duty military. Now, back home, there’s another battle to take on: Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and suicide.
The late Gore Vidal once described the American capitalist system as “ socialism for the rich and free enterprise for the rest” and Republicans are the by definition the “socialists” in this country are notwithstanding their lies.
House Republicans will use a veterans jobs bill to help launch their new congressional session and renew their attacks on the president’s health care priorities.