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Congress Growing Impatient On Inquiry In Veterans Affairs Deaths

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patience is wearing thin in Congress as lawmakers confront allegations of treatment delays and falsified patient-appointment repor...

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...

VA Chief Has No Plans To Resign

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

May 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said on Wednesday he was "angry" over claims that as many as 40 people died while wa...

One Million Veterans Have Benefitted From The G.I. Bill

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A milestone for the new GI bill. The Veterans Affairs Department has announced the 1 millionth receipient of benefi...

VA Moves To Clear Massive Claims Backlog

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than 10,000 workers who handle disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs will be required to work at least 20 ho...

Chairman Calls For 'Top-To-Bottom Review' After 'Outrageous' Move

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A House committee chairman renewed his criticism Thursday of the bonuses paid to senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Departme...

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...

GAO: Improvements Under Way At Arlington Cemetery

AP | By MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 12.16.2011 | DC

McLEAN, Va. -- Management of Arlington National Cemetery has improved significantly in the last year since the cemetery's top two officials were force...

ACLU Blasts VA For Lack Of 'Commitment To Care'

AP | Posted 08.22.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Civil rights lawyers are criticizing a plan adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs after a lawsuit claimed the VA was faili...

Veterans Administration To Moves To Undergo Renovation For Homeless

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 08.21.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The Veterans Affairs Department said Tuesday it wants to renovate buildings on its sprawling West Los Angeles campus to accommodat...

Suicide Rate Of Veterans Increases Among Ages 18-29

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The suicide rate among 18- to 29-year-old men who've left the military has gone up significantly, the government said Monday. The ...

David Schulz Has Memory Card Confiscated By VA Official After Trying To Interview A Veteran

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A college radio station reporter was expected to get his memory card back Friday after it was seized by the Veteran Affairs Department when he tried t...