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$16.3B VA reform bill passes Senate 91-3; Obama expected to sign

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., right, and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., hold a news conference July 28 to announce that the two committees have struck a deal to reform the Veterans Affairs Department.


Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, Life, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Bernard Sanders

Thu Jul 31, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Audit: Rochester VA 'felt pressure' to hide delays

Audit: Rochester VA 'felt pressure' to hide delays The audit by the VA's Veterans Health Administration was ordered earlier this year Check out this story on An internal audit has found that staff at the Veterans Affairs ... (more)


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Dallas Morning News

Congress passes VA overhaul, $11B in highway, mass transit funds

Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs.


Related Topix: Life, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Medicine, Nursing, Tom Coburn, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Jeff Sessions

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Veteran with PTSD arrested for trying to steal a baby

The wife of a decorated war veteran is blaming a VA hospital after her husband was arrested for trying to steal a baby.


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WZVN-TV Fort Myers


FILE - This July 22, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Ohio, Life, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Grants Available for Vets, Minority Farmers in Va.

Grants are being made available for minority farmers and ranchers and military veterans in Virginia who are new to farming and ranching.


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WGAL-TV Lancaster

Ventura wins $1.8M after suing ex-SEAL sniper

It was a lawsuit pitting two larger-than-life personalities against each other -- former pro wrestler-turned-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura and ex-Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.


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Inside Bay Area

Oakland officer fired over Occupy is reinstated

A police officer fired for throwing a grenade into a crowd of Occupy Oakland protesters who were tending to a wounded comrade got his job back Wednesday.


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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Crawford among 5 to oppose VA overhaul measure

The congressman from east Arkansas voted against a measure that cleared the House 420-5 and is now headed to the Senate for a vote.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Eric "Rick" Crawford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Rick Crawford, Life, Medicine, Nursing

What's in bill to overhaul VA

The House approved the bill Wednesday, with a Senate vote expected by the end of the week.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Medicine, Life


Congress cooperates _ and fights _ as recess nears

Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel.


Related Topix: US News, Life, Strategic Defense Initiative, US Politics, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat

Merced Sun-Star

VA wants to fire 2 accused of manipulating data

The firings would be the strongest discipline handed out since May in a nationwide scandal over falsifying records on how long veterans wait to get care at VA hospitals and clinics.

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Sen. Heitkamp confident in new VA secretary pick

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she thinks Robert McDonald will bring a new outlook as secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US News, Life

The Janesville Gazette

10 things: Israeli shells slam school

The strike that hit the crowded compound sheltering the war displaced comes amid Israel's heaviest air and artillery assault in more than three weeks of conflict with Hamas.


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Northwest Florida Daily News

UPDATED: VA audit details reveal local clinic altered appointment info

Staff at the Veterans Affairs clinic outside Eglin Air Force Base were told to alter records to make it look like patients were not waiting as long for appointments, according to VA audit details released Monday.

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Related Topix: US Military, Life, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Florida

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges. That includes a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.


Related Topix: Life, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

La. VA Secretary Pleased With Approval Of New Vets Clinics In La.

The head of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs says new veterans clinics approved for Lafayette and Lake Charles under a bi-partisan congressional deal to help improve veterans' access to health care is "a great step in the right direction."


Related Topix: Life, Lafayette, LA, Lake Charles, LA, New Orleans, LA

The Island Packet

APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

The department will decide whether any discipline is warranted based on the recommendations of the school's academic review board, Provost Lance Betros said.


Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, United States Army War College, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Life

CBS Local

Verdict Reached In Murder Trial Of Roommate Accused Of Killing Army Vet

A verdict has been reached and will be read Tuesday in the murder trial of an Orange County man accused of killing his roommate.


Related Topix: Orange County, CA, Life, Cal State Fullerton


Here's How To Fix The United States Department Of Veterans Affairs

Over the past few days, key developments have taken place in Washington, DC, indicating that an urgently needed new chapter for the Veterans Affairs Administration is set to commence.


Related Topix: Life, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Bernie Sanders, Medicine