The federal government’s veterans preference policy has been criticized in report released last August by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), which suggested that such preference causes resentment among civilian federal workers, and decreases the number of women being hired into the federal work force.
The stories keep coming—relentlessly. Daily in the national media—on TV, radio, online and on the printed page—are heartrending tales of broken young veterans returning from the recent wars, and their heroic caregivers.
The Veterans Administration is still reeling from allegations earlier this year that veterans died while waiting to receive care at VA hospitals. This week, local leaders will meet with veterans to see if care here is improving at all.
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.
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