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House Veterans' Affairs Committee

Investigative Reporter Alissa Figueroa Exposes Stunning Flaws in Veterans' Benefits System

Joshua Kors | Posted 02.28.2015 | Media
Joshua Kors

Figueroa's four-part series has ripped the cover off a corrupt branch of the veterans' benefits system, transforming the national conversation about why so many of our soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are being denied disability benefits and medical care.

Retaliation Complaints Jump After Veteran Affairs Scandal Made Public

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal investigative agency is examining 67 claims of retaliation by supervisors at the Department of Veterans Affairs against ...

'I Apologize To Our Veterans, Their Families And Their Loved Ones'

AP | MATTHEW DALY and ALAN FRAM | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — United in response to a national uproar, Congress is suddenly moving quickly to address military veterans' long waits for care at ...

Ryan Grim

Here's The Simple Reason Congress Hasn't Fixed The VA | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2011, a significant chunk of the congressional agenda was taken up by banks and merchants battling over swipe fees -- namely, how muc...

VA Mess a Team Effort -- Cleanup Must Be Too

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

We are what we make of the cards we are dealt; our response to trauma is key. Let's hold the VA responsible; if the facts warrant, let accountability happen swiftly. But let's not forget the big picture: it takes a village.

House Votes To Subpoena Records Related To Veterans Affairs Hospital Deaths

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee voted Thursday to subpoena records relating to a waiting list at the Phoenix veterans hospital, and officials sa...

Veterans Affairs Takes Big Step To Help Troops Coming Home

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has added more than 1,000 mental health professionals and 200 support staff over the past...

An Open Letter to Rep. Jeff Miller

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Joseph Bobrow

In today's divisive governmental atmosphere, making sense, like cultivating an open mind, as Rep. Miller suggests, cannot be taken for granted. We have to go outside our comfort zones to see what's hidden in plain sight, right before our eyes.

Video of Torture Hearing Released (VIDEO)

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Some of war's most disturbing moments don't happen on the battlefield. Such was the case when Sergeant Chuck Luther sat before a Congressional committee and described how he was tortured by U.S. Army officials.