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5 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Lesson for lawmakers: Don't be AWOL when oversight is required

Iowa's U.S. Senate race is one of the nation's most entertaining. Its Republican nominee was propelled from obscurity by a television commercial about hog castration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Republican, Life, Veteran Affairs, Tom Coburn, US Senate, 2012 Presidential Election

9 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Readers speak out about IRS, VA and senior executives

The Federal Diary gets lots of reader reaction via e-mail, snail mail and online posts.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa

13 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

Both proposals would scale back separate House- and Senate-passed bills after lawmakers in both parties expressed shock at price tags totaling more than $35 billion.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Medicine, Nursing, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

16 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Veterans Say Suicide Is Their Top Concern

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., joined by Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., at right, speaks on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, July 10, during a news conference on a bill to combat veteran suicides.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Military, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps

19 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients

In the name of patient privacy, a security guard at a hospital in Springfield, Mo., threatened a mother with jail for trying to take a photograph of her own son.

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Related Topix: Privacy, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Daytona Beach, FL, Life, Veteran Affairs

23 hrs ago | Army Times

Documents detail VA mistreatment of vets

In 2003, a veteran who had served in the Vietnam War entered a Veterans Affairs live-in treatment facility after trying several times to kill himself - including by stabbing himself in the stomach.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wed Jul 23, 2014

MilitaryCity.com

Sen. Sanders seeks new VA funding compromise

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., , speaks to reporters in the Capitol on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Life, Veteran Affairs, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WLUC-TV Negaunee

Poll: Right Person for the Job?

"The seriousness of the moment demands urgent action," McDonald told the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Jerry Moran, Jerry Moran

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

VA nominee McDonald goes before Congress

This June 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama shaking hands with former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald, his nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Procter and Gamble, Household Products, Life, Veteran Affairs, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Politico

Progress on VA reform deal

Members of a committee tasked with reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs have moved slightly closer toward closing a deal, even as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted the committee's failure.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Bernard Sanders, Republican, US House of Representatives

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Washington Times

White House warned about a antiquateda VA scheduling system 5 years ago

Acting Veteran Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson assured Congress last week that the VA is working hard to replace its "antiquated" scheduling system, but the Obama administration first received clear notice more than five years ago about the need for an overhaul to reduce patient wait times.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

Daily Kos

So Congress Finds VA Scandal new? Really? Testvet knew it would be an Obama Gotcha ! He was right

I received a phone call from Mrs, Testvet today and she and I are planning a visit here at our home this week.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics

The Common Ills

Va Oig Report Shows Backlog Progress Numbers Over-stated

This is from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America : CONTACT: Gretchen Andersen 982-9699 or press@iava.org New York, NY - According to USA Today , new information to be released by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General finds that the VA struggles to properly pay veterans their disability benefits.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, USA Today, Publishing, Media, Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, Republican

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Medical News

First Edition: July 18, 2014

Today's headlines include reports from the marketplace, including UnitedHealthcare's move toward the health law's insurance marketplaces and the latest on the Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into insider trading related to a health policy change.

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Related Topix: US News, Pete Sessions, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Health

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

New report centers on VA injuries, deaths

The data collected through a Freedom of Information Act request show last year and for the first half of this year, two people at the St. Louis VA were gravely injured or died as a result of the care they received.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marion, IL

Northwest Florida Daily News

Miller draws Republican challenger

Like many Republican candidates taking on entrenched congressional leaders, Pensacola resident John Krause was enthused by the recent primary loss of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Immigration Reform, Pensacola, FL, Illegal Immigration

Sunshine State News

Saying 'We Can't Trust VA's Numbers' Jeff Miller Wary of Increased VA Funding

The Florida congressman who chairs up the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee said "we can't trust the VA's numbers" as the U.S. Veterans Affairs department asks for $17.6 billion over the next three years.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Life, Veteran Affairs

The Washington Post

Veterans Health-Care Talks Stall as Obama Seeks More Funding

Negotiations in Congress over how to finance medical care for U.S. military veterans are stalled although Republicans and Democrats say completing a deal before next month is a top priority.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, Barack Obama, Michael Michaud, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, US Senate, John McCain

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Washington Post

Critics: VA uses patient privacy to go after whistleblowers

HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It protects the privacy of patients' health information.

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Related Topix: Law, Privacy, Employment / Labor Law, Healthcare Law, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

CBS Local

FL Congressman On VA Scandal: 'Who's Running The Show?'

Chris Stigall spoke with Florida Congressman Jeff Miller on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs that discovered veterans were being kept on secret lists designed to mask the amount of time they were kept waiting to receive medical care.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

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