U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), Ranking Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, released the following statement this afternoon in response to the release of the VA OIG report looking into allegations of wrongdoing in Phoenix:
In a year when the Department of Veterans Affairs has repeatedly come under fire for problems ranging from deadly delays in medical appointments to its hefty backlog of benefit claims, the need for legal assistance for veterans has often taken a lower priority.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan VA conference agreement by a 420-5 vote this afternoon. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, worked over the weekend to finalize the deal with Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
The Tomah Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center will team up with Adams County Veterans Service office to host a Veterans Benefits Fair on July 31, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at 569 North Cedar Street in Adams-Friendship, Wis.
enate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today detailed compromise legislation that he offered to House negotiators that would reform the VA and give it the tools to provide quality, timely health care to veterans.
Submitted by Sarah Schauerte On Monday, President Barack Obama announced his nomination of former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”). On July 7, the President referred his nominee to the U.S. Senate. This, of course, comes on the heels of former Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation last month, which followed high-profile scandals surrounding several VA medical centers.
The Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion to hire 10,000 doctors, nurses and other health care providers and make other reforms in order to meet the needs of a growing number of veterans and reduce long waiting times for health care, Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson told the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today.
A counselor at the local Veterans Affairs office looked at Rebecca King, a victim of domestic violence and abuse who was seeking help for depression, and told her she would not be able to see a psychologist.
A new Conscription Ribbon to be awarded to all men (really boys) who were drafted and served honorably in the United States Military, from 1 July 1958 through 7 May 1975, because we did not need to be pardoned; to include veterans who are eligible for the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for service in Vietnam.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing allegations of criminal wrongdoing at the Phoenix office of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which has been central to a scandal over veterans’ healthcare that has rocked the Obama administration.
A new generation of American vets is home from war — about 2.6 million of them. And there are about 10 million older veterans, many from the Vietnam era, hitting their 60s, 70s or 80s. Taking care of both groups is getting expensive.
American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger pointed to data just released today by the Department of Veterans Affairs as confirmation that the problems plaguing VA are widespread but fixable with proper leadership and appropriate resources.
The scandal surrounding long wait times within the Veterans Affairs’ health care system has garnered national attention as VA secretary Eric Shinseki resigned amidst growing opposition to his leadership.
The Grants Management Services office, within the Office of Financial Policy, has developed a website to provide Veterans and their family members the most current website links and information on VA’s grant programs and providers that assist Veterans.
President Obama, just back from a surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan, honored America’s fallen warriors in a solemn Memorial Day ceremony on Monday and acknowledged the need to confront the widening scandal at the nation’s veterans hospitals…
An exchange of letters between Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and a top Republican this month reveal the VA’s early efforts to explain a secret waiting list that one of its hospitals allegedly used to hide treatment delays.
The head of the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday “clawed back” a performance bonus from a senior official at the Phoenix VA amid allegations of improper scheduling procedures at the hospital…
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Thursday responded to the serious allegations of misconduct at VA health care facilities in personal terms, telling Congress that it is a privilege to care for his fellow veterans
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