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Air Force Times
VA apology over Disney comments calms some criticsVeterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald’s apology Tuesday over comments linking
VA apology over Disney comments calms some critics
Air Force Times / Posted yesterday
Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald’s apology Tuesday over comments linking veterans' wait times to Disney customer service appear to have calmed most critics on the latest department gaffe, but not all of them. In a statement issued late... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Southern Colorado veterans furious with VA leader over Disneyland commentwaiting for appointments and you wonder if you're going to be next." Colorado
Southern Colorado veterans furious with VA leader over Disneyland comment
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 2 days ago
waiting for appointments and you wonder if you're going to be next." Colorado Springs Rep. Doug Lamborn sits on the House Veterans Affairs Committee. He responded to McDonald's comments. "This callous and flippant comparison shows that the... Read more
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Air Force Times
VA secretary's Disney comments prompt resignation calls from conservativesAngry conservatives stepped up their criticism of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bo
VA secretary's Disney comments prompt resignation calls from conservatives
Air Force Times / Posted 2 days ago
Angry conservatives stepped up their criticism of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald on Tuesday, with several calling for him to be pushed out of office after his comments invoking Disney customer service practices and veterans medical wait... Read more
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First Coast News
Disney comment leaves VA secretary facing criticism and puns over veterans' wait timesMonday wasn’t the first time in recent months that Veterans Affairs officials h
Disney comment leaves VA secretary facing criticism and puns over veterans' wait times
First Coast News / Posted 3 days ago
Monday wasn’t the first time in recent months that Veterans Affairs officials have downplayed lingering problems with veterans’ wait times to get medical care, and it wasn’t the first time they’ve invoked Disney as a model company for the federal... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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NBC News
MTP Follow-Up: Sec. McDonald 'Misspoke'Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald's appearance on 'Meet the Press' las
MTP Follow-Up: Sec. McDonald 'Misspoke'
NBC News / Posted 3 days ago
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald's appearance on 'Meet the Press' last week has gotten a fair amount of attention because of something he told Chuck Todd. Namely, that 60 people have been fired from the department for their role in the wait... Read more
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Air Force Times
Disney comment leaves VA secretary facing criticism and puns over veterans' wait timesMonday wasn’t the first time in recent months that Veterans Affairs officials h
Disney comment leaves VA secretary facing criticism and puns over veterans' wait times
Air Force Times / Posted 3 days ago
Monday wasn’t the first time in recent months that Veterans Affairs officials have downplayed lingering problems with veterans’ wait times to get medical care, and it wasn’t the first time they’ve invoked Disney as a model company for the federal... Read more
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WWAY 3 Wilmington
VA Secretary under fire comparing veteran wait times to amusement parkset upon immediately by politicians and advocacy groups. “You can’t compare ve
VA Secretary under fire comparing veteran wait times to amusement park
WWAY 3 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
set upon immediately by politicians and advocacy groups. “You can’t compare veteran healthcare to a tourist’s experience,” House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Florida, said in an interview with ABC News, adding that he still... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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11 News Houston
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
11 News Houston / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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First Coast News
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
First Coast News / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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KTVB Boise
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
KTVB Boise / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really mattersWASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday
VA Secretary Bob McDonald: Veteran wait times not what really matters
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said Monday that he believes veterans’ wait times for appointments aren't a valid measure of their experience at the VA and releasing more wait-time data would create negative... Read more
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ABC News
VA Secretary Under Fire Comparing Veteran Wait Times to Amusement Parkdied waiting in those lines. https://t.co/OxfT3AYzTi "You can’t compare vetera
VA Secretary Under Fire Comparing Veteran Wait Times to Amusement Park
ABC News / Posted 3 days ago
died waiting in those lines. https://t.co/OxfT3AYzTi "You can’t compare veteran healthcare to a tourist’s experience," House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Florida, said in an interview with ABC News, adding that he still... Read more
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Newsmax
GOP Rips VA Chief's Disney Comments: 'Nothing Amusing About' DepartmentRepublicans Monday recoiled at Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald's com
GOP Rips VA Chief's Disney Comments: 'Nothing Amusing About' Department
Newsmax / Posted 3 days ago
Republicans Monday recoiled at Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald's comparison of wait times for veterans at VA centers to those for rides at Disney theme parks, with Florida Rep. Jeff Miller saying that "there is nothing amusing about VA's... Read more
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CBS News
VA secretary compares wait times for patients to lines at DisneylandVeterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald on Monday downplayed the time it takes
VA secretary compares wait times for patients to lines at Disneyland
CBS News / Posted 3 days ago
Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald on Monday downplayed the time it takes for military veterans to receive treatment by comparing the wait times at VA facilities to lines at Disneyland. "The days to an appointment is really not what we should... Read more
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Roll Call
Kirkpatrick to Challenge McCain in Arizonaevery single day, and I’d be humbled to represent our state in the United State
Kirkpatrick to Challenge McCain in Arizona
Roll Call / Posted 4 days ago
every single day, and I’d be humbled to represent our state in the United States Senate." She touted her service on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and work on a project she described as aimed at wildfire prevention and job creation in... Read more
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CBS News
Obama touts new overtime rule as a "win for working families"address Saturday, "and make it his top priority to fix the problems at the VA."
Obama touts new overtime rule as a "win for working families"
CBS News / Posted 5 days ago
address Saturday, "and make it his top priority to fix the problems at the VA." Bilirakis, who is the vice-chair of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, focused on the need to clean up VA bureaucracy and reduce veteran wait times, which seemed... Read more
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Newsmax
Rep. Bilirakis: House Legislation Will Hold VA Accountableall VA Senior Executive Service Managers from receiving bonuses." Bilirakis, w
Rep. Bilirakis: House Legislation Will Hold VA Accountable
Newsmax / Posted 5 days ago
all VA Senior Executive Service Managers from receiving bonuses." Bilirakis, who serves as vice-chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee noted that it has been nearly two years since then-VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned... Read more
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The Hill
GOP calls on Obama to prioritize VAThe vice chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on Saturday called o
GOP calls on Obama to prioritize VA
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
The vice chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on Saturday called on the Obama administration to do more to fight inefficiency in the Veteran Affairs' Department. ADVERTISEMENT “America is what she is because of you,” he said. “We are... Read more
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Air Force Times
Senate moves to approve fertility care for wounded veteransin vitro fertilization and other advanced reproductive treatments for injured p
Senate moves to approve fertility care for wounded veterans
Air Force Times / Posted 7 days ago
in vitro fertilization and other advanced reproductive treatments for injured personnel and their spouses. Last week, the House Veterans Affairs Committee rejected bills containing the same provisions as Murray's proposed amendment. Instead, the... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Veterans Choice Medical Program Troubled From StartTwo years ago, Congress was hearing about the VA concealing wait times at hospi
Veterans Choice Medical Program Troubled From Start
KPBS San Diego / Posted 10 days ago
Two years ago, Congress was hearing about the VA concealing wait times at hospitals and clinics. As chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Florida, was listening to accounts of veterans dying while they waited... Read more
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KERA North Texas
How Congress And The VA Left Many Veterans Without A 'Choice'up a program like Choice, I don't know when you would find a time," said Rep. J
How Congress And The VA Left Many Veterans Without A 'Choice'
KERA North Texas / Posted 10 days ago
up a program like Choice, I don't know when you would find a time," said Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., the chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. "That's the problem. They were causing veterans to wait. And by the way, veterans did die,... Read more
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Air Force Times
This week in Congress: More military spending fights aheadchambers have a light hearing schedule this week but there are plenty of defens
This week in Congress: More military spending fights ahead
Air Force Times / Posted 11 days ago
chambers have a light hearing schedule this week but there are plenty of defense issues to keep lawmakers busy. The full House membership will begin debate on the annual defense authorization bill on Tuesday, almost three weeks after its armed... Read more
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Air Force Times
For military widows, the law protecting their benefits discourages finding love againon economic realities,” she said. Gray was among a group of widows whose hopes
For military widows, the law protecting their benefits discourages finding love again
Air Force Times / Posted 13 days ago
on economic realities,” she said. Gray was among a group of widows whose hopes for help were dashed by Congress, after a House Veterans’ Affairs Committee panel cast aside a proposal to end financial penalties for military widows and widowers who... Read more
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Air Force Times
Accurate data on veterans suicide not expected for monthsstatistic that 22 veterans die by suicide each day. Dr. Maureen McCarthy, a VA
Accurate data on veterans suicide not expected for months
Air Force Times / Posted 14 days ago
statistic that 22 veterans die by suicide each day. Dr. Maureen McCarthy, a VA assistant deputy undersecretary, told the House Veterans Affairs Committee Thursday that the department has received statistics from the Centers of Disease Control and... Read more
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Air Force Times
Wounded veterans press VA for fertility servicescountless physical therapy sessions. Now medically retired from the military, h
Wounded veterans press VA for fertility services
Air Force Times / Posted 14 days ago
countless physical therapy sessions. Now medically retired from the military, he continues to need health services from the Veterans Affairs Department. Nearly all Jaye’s combat-related conditions are covered by VA, except for... Read more
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Air Force Times
Same-sex couples get veterans benefits, but not congressional recognitioncouples are eligible to receive veterans benefits, but House Republicans still
Same-sex couples get veterans benefits, but not congressional recognition
Air Force Times / Posted 15 days ago
couples are eligible to receive veterans benefits, but House Republicans still aren’t ready to fully acknowledge that. A House Veterans Affairs Committee panel knocked down an attempt Wednesday to update language in Department of Veterans Affairs... Read more
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Air Force Times
This week in Congress: Senate tackles defense spendingThe Senate Armed Services Committee this week will start and finish its mark-up
This week in Congress: Senate tackles defense spending
Air Force Times / Posted 18 days ago
The Senate Armed Services Committee this week will start and finish its mark-up of the annual defense authorization bill, with a series of open and closed hearings scheduled for nearly every day. As is committee tradition, most of the work will be... Read more
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Ventura County Star
Ventura event puts military spouses in spotlightand Jeanette Sanchez-Palacios, from the office of Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D
Ventura event puts military spouses in spotlight
Ventura County Star / Posted 20 days ago
and Jeanette Sanchez-Palacios, from the office of Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks. Brownley serves on the House Veterans Affairs Committee and "works closely with veterans and their families and knows the commitment and the... Read more
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Air Force Times
McCain criticizes omnibus plan as aSen. John McCain on Friday panned the massive veterans omnibus legislation pend
McCain criticizes omnibus plan as a
Air Force Times / Posted 20 days ago
Sen. John McCain on Friday panned the massive veterans omnibus legislation pending in the Senate as a “very bad” plan, casting doubt on the future of the already controversial reform measure. During a radio interview on Arizona’s KFYI-AM, the... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
TOM PHILPOTT: Senators want caregiver benefits phased in for older vetsfew Caregiver Support Coordinators who run the program locally. The program rem
TOM PHILPOTT: Senators want caregiver benefits phased in for older vets
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 21 days ago
few Caregiver Support Coordinators who run the program locally. The program remains so “badly mismanaged” as to leave the House Veterans Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., doubtful that Veterans Affairs can handle a vast... Read more
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Air Force Times
VA still hopes for appeals reform, but lawmakers looking elsewhereVeterans Affairs officials are still pushing for benefits appeals reform this y
VA still hopes for appeals reform, but lawmakers looking elsewhere
Air Force Times / Posted 22 days ago
Veterans Affairs officials are still pushing for benefits appeals reform this year, even if Congress appears to have its sights focused elsewhere. On Wednesday, during a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, VA Secretary Bob... Read more
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Hamilton News
The Republican Party’s gradual moral and ideological bankruptcyprospect, the thing to do is declare your unequivocal opposition and fight it.
The Republican Party’s gradual moral and ideological bankruptcy
Hamilton News / Posted 23 days ago
prospect, the thing to do is declare your unequivocal opposition and fight it. Alas, some leading Republicans, such as House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (Fla.) and Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (Pa.), have... Read more
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New York Magazine
Republican Elites Resign Themselves to Trumpis emerging." Trump scored two strong endorsements yesterday from Transportatio
Republican Elites Resign Themselves to Trump
New York Magazine / Posted 28 days ago
is emerging." Trump scored two strong endorsements yesterday from Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster and House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller; in his endorsement, Schuster called for the party to unite behind... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Congressional GOP beginning to accept Trump as nominee3:52 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016 | Posted: 3:52 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016 FI
Congressional GOP beginning to accept Trump as nominee
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 28 days ago
3:52 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016 | Posted: 3:52 a.m. Friday, April 29, 2016 FILE - In this July 24, 2014, file photo, House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., holds up two pages of resource requests from the Department of... Read more
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