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The construction site of the Veterans Affairs hospital in Aurora, Colo. (David Zalubowski/AP) With the clock ticking, the Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping that the Senate approves a deal to...
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2015/05/22 15:29
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Nearly one year after a new VA secretary vowed to clean up a broken health care system for America's veterans, a vital new hospital hangs in the balance as lawmakers and the agency fight over how to...
2015/05/22 11:49
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Seven Associations Sign 'Strongly Worded' Letter To House Committee On Veterans Affairs On Monday, May 18, the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and six other aviation associations sent a...
2015/05/19 15:19
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On Monday, May 18, the Helicopter Association International (HAI) and six other aviation associations sent a strongly worded letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee of...
2015/05/14 23:19
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At House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing, Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) said, “To let this continue and not be furious about it defies anybody’s rational thinking.” (AP) Lawmakers in both parties...
2015/05/14 01:19
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House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL) presides over a hearing about the bureaucracy in veterans health care in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill June 12, 2014 in...
2015/05/06 15:51
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Miller, a Republican from the farthest western reaches of the Florida Panhandle, is in South Florida meeting with influential party members and potential donors as he assesses whether to seek his...
2015/05/06 14:31
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... a life driven by purpose is more meaningful and rewarding than meandering through life without direction,” writes Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, in an...
2015/05/05 00:15
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Not only that, but employees falsified records to keep the delays secret. At the Phoenix facility, the official wait time was 24 days _ but the average actual wait was 115. The problem was not...
2015/05/03 05:26
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The following editorial appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday, May 1: A scathing inspector general’s report and congressional testimony have revealed a Veterans Affairs bureaucracy more...
2015/05/02 01:13
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After the scandal that broke last year at the Department of Veterans Affairs, it didn't look possible to reduce the department's credibility. But Secretary Robert A. McDonald has found ways to do...
2015/04/30 19:25
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WASHINGTON — A House committee voted Thursday to issue a subpoena of the Department of Veterans Affairs for personnel and complaint files at its Philadelphia office, part of an expanding probe into...
2015/04/29 15:19
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David Tharp, a Department of Veterans Affairs psychologist, says he was so distraught by retaliation he suffered as an agency whistleblower that he went to war for relief. A sign marks the entrance...
2015/04/28 16:27
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Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, has filed legislation to make it easier for Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald to fire workers and lengthen new workers' probationary period...
2015/04/28 15:12
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In 2013, inspectors general from 78 government offices processed a stunning 619,460 complaints that came in through their hotlines. That’s 1,697 per day. In the same year, IGs claimed 19,000...
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AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Multiple design changes may be the reason a veterans hospital under construction near Denver soared more than $1 billion over budget, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Veterans...
2015/04/23 19:56
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... more than $300,000 in relocation expenses from the federal government … to move ... from Washington to Philadelphia last year, including $211,750 to a contractor through the Appraised Value Offer...
2015/04/23 04:25
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WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs official who oversees benefits is rejecting notions that mismanagement at the Philadelphia office points to a broader, department-wide problem in handling veterans'...
2015/04/22 07:53
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Veterans Affairs official overseeing benefits is rejecting notions that mismanagement at its Philadelphia office points to a broader, department-wide problem in handling...
2015/04/21 21:20
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DENVER (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department has no outside construction expert helping with its investigation into massive cost overruns at its new Aurora hospital, according to congressional...
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