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This Vet Filmed Himself Trying To Get A Doctor's Appointment At VA. It Wasn't Pretty.

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.21.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Army veteran Dennis Magnasco spent two days trying to get a doctor's appointment at his VA clinic in Bedford, Massachusetts, but he coul...

Bernie Sanders Had A Great Response To War Hawks

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday offered a striking rebuttal to criticisms of his anti-war views, saying that he is opposed to wa...

Congressman Conducts His Own Survey To See How Veterans Feel About VA Health Care

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) wanted to see for himself how veterans in his district are faring with health care they receive through the...

Sam Stein

Congressional Leaders Have Actually Agreed On A VA Reform Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a near-death experience, legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs has been revived. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt....

Sam Stein

Lawmakers Make One Last Push To Salvage VA Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the likelihood of passing legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs dwindling rapidly, top Republican and Democratic...

Sam Stein

The Backstory Of How VA Reform Fell Apart In Less Than 4 Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), during an interview Wednesday night, criticized President Barack Obama for naiveté in congressional relati...

Sam Stein

McCain On Congress's Inability To Solve Any Crisis: 'It Is Embarrassing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) joined Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in crafting a bill to restructure the Department of Veterans Affairs,...

Jennifer Bendery

Sens. Bernie Sanders, John McCain Announce Bipartisan Deal On Veterans Care Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced Thursday that they have reached a deal on bipartisan legislation aimed ...

Honoring Our Heroes

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The VA's passive system forces veterans to figure out on their own what benefits they are eligible for. It is outrageous that after all these brave men and women have done for our country that our government allows so many of them to fall through the cracks.