The Senate has voted to end a special food allowance stateside that was conceived 14 years ago primarily to avoid more news reports of military families using food stamps.
The Department of Veteran Affairs has released a 50-page document, MyVA, outlining its improvement goals in the aftermath of last year’s internal report of doctored waiting lists that hid how long veterans waited for care.
In the wake of last year’s VA waiting list scandal, the House on Wednesday passed a bill to streamline the process to remove or demote Veterans Affairs employees who are not up to par.
Fellow Americans, this is a call to action for President Obama to end the inhumane treatment of war-injured and impoverished homeless Veterans by his Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and demand that his Secretary, Robert A. McDonald, immediately declare Los Angeles to be in a “state of emergency” for homeless Veterans, or be fired, posthaste.
The rockets’ red glare; the bombs bursting in air is more than just lyrics to be sung during July.
More than 238,000 of the 847,000 veterans in the pending backlog for health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs have already died, according to an internal VA document provided to The Huffington Post.
A fake gate-opening ceremony, a fake homeless welcome center, and other VA fakery, lies and fraud highlighted VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald and his homeless expert Vince Kane’s recent trip to the Los Angeles VA and it hasn’t stopped nor has Veterans homelessness been reduced.
Purple Heart recipient Steven Diaz recalls the first time he heard fireworks after being injured in Iraq.
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it faces a budget shortfall of more than $2.5 billion, mainly because of increased demand by veterans for health care, including new life-saving treatments for Hepatitis C.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is announcing the availability of 1-year renewal funding in fiscal year 2015.
State tax records are raising more questions about the way a Washington County nonprofit designed to help veterans is operating.
June 15th marked the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta Libertatum, which is purported to be the foundation for our own U.S. Constitution that promised us a Free Republic.
Warren Slocum smiled for the camera Wednesday in a small Belmont office. Moments later the former Army sergeant and San Mateo County supervisor was holding a new identification card, the first one issued by the county’s Office of Veterans Services.
Facing increased demand for services at a time it is trying to rebuild a reputation tarnished by cover-ups of long wait times for medical and mental health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is waging a campaign to get more volunteers into its hospitals and clinics.
Homeless veterans in Boston and surrounding communities will have better access to improved living accommodations, transitional services, and vocational programs, as a center dedicated to helping them begins work on a multimillion-dollar renovation downtown.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said his department’s goal of cutting the number of homeless veterans to zero by next January is less important than making sure that number doesn’t rise again in years to come.
The same American Flag that hung proudly on the front gates of the Los Angeles VA on Sunday in honor of Memorial Day but was ordered removed by VA bureaucrats, on Monday it was attached to a pole and carried proudly in the Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade along with “Mr. Patriot,” Ted Hayes.
More than 120 previously unpublished investigations by the Veterans Affairs Department’s inspector general, dating as far back as 2006, reveal problems at VA medical centers nationwide ranging from medical malpractice and patient safety concerns to mismanagement, infighting and corruption.
Two veterans groups said Thursday that they filed suit against the Department of Veterans Affairs over a new policy requiring veterans to fill out a formal application or speak to a designated VA employee to begin the process of receiving benefits, rather than giving a simple notice.
House Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Corrine Brown introduced legislation today requiring that gender-specific services be continuously available at every VA medical center and community based outpatient clinic in the country.
No matter the organization or interest, benchmarks are used as a way to measure the success or failure of an agenda. Since the 114th Congress just passed its first 100 days, its agenda as it relates to veterans and veteran issues should be examined.
Another veterans scandal hit the Obama administration Wednesday with the emergence of an internal Veterans Affairs memo that allowed bureaucrats to cook their books and assert they were answering diligently President Obama’s call to reduce the backlog of veterans’ benefits claims.
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) TA Center will hold four webinars to provide information on the HVRP Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA).
From 1962 to 1974, the Department of Defense’s Deseret Test Center in Fort Douglas, Utah planned and conducted a series of biological and chemical warfare vulnerability tests. These tests are known as Project 112 and Project SHAD and consisted of both land-based and sea-based tests at different locations. Approximately 6,000 U.S. Servicemembers were involved in […]
Veterans’ Day 2011, then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney was in South Carolina, visiting with roughly a dozen veterans, and raised the prospect of privatizing VA care.
Having spent nearly three decades as a firefighter, I have always taken my role as chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee very seriously.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of nearly $93 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) three-year grants that will help approximately 45,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families.
Robert A. “Bob” McDonald, the 8th Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), announced soon after his Senate confirmation:
Congresswoman Corrine Brown, the Ranking Member on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, introduced H.R. 1575, a bill to make permanent a successful psychiatric and psychological counseling pilot program run by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for newly returned women veterans.
Sarah Palin is using recent scandals to apparently push for the dismantling of the Veterans Administration.