14 hrs ago
American Legion Magazine
Legion to discuss VA reform
On June 20, the Concerned Veterans for America and The Weekly Standard are hosting a panel discussion in Washington: "Reforming Veterans Affairs: Preserving Promises to Those Who Serve."
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Military vets' personal info may be at risk
A congressional report said eight foreign actors, likely Chinese hackers, have infiltrated the VA's computer network, potentially getting hold of Social Security numbers and other private data of men and women in uniform.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Lawmakers Request Credit Monitoring For Lawmakers
A bipartisan group of lawmakers asked the Veterans Affairs Department on Friday to offer credit monitoring to veterans and dependents whose personal information, including birth dates and Social Security numbers, might have been disclosed when its computer systems were hacked.
Lawmakers seek credit monitoring for veterans
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has asked the Veterans Affairs Department to offer credit monitoring to veterans and dependents in its computer records.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Reforming Veterans Affairs: Preserving Promises to Those Who Serve
Roughly 900,000 veterans are awaiting their Veterans Affairs disability compensation claims, with 70 percent backlogged for more than 125 days.
SGT. SHAFT: Navy veteran seeks more info on TRICARE health care
My wife went to her annual physical and was told "Methodist Hospital is no longer a preferred provider for TRICARE."
Mon Jun 10, 2013
DCCC targets GOP lawmakers for vote on immigrant children
The group is launching radio ads against nine House Republicans, most from Latino-heavy districts.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Redlands Daily Facts
Democrats blast Gary Miller's expenditures
Democrats ripped 31st District Rep. Gary Miller for having the highest disbursements out of Inland Empire Congressmen in the first quarter of 2013.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
House OKs easing VA rules for sex assault disability claims
The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it easier for veterans with mental health conditions related to a sexual assault that occurred during military service to get treatment and benefits from the Veterans Affairs Department.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Is the VA compensating too many veterans for sleep apnea? Lawyer writes his congressman
A Florida lawyer says he is seeing an unusual number of veterans receiving disability benefits for sleep apnea in his family law practice.
Sunshine State News
Look Outside the Beltway for a Rick Scott Challenger
From top left: U.S. Reps. Trey Radel, Daniel Webster, Jeff Miller, Dennis Ross, Ted Yoho, Ron DeSantis, Bill Posey and Steve Southerland With Rick Scott continuing to struggle in the polls, chatter keeps on coming that the governor could face a challenge for the Republican nomination in 2014.
Mon Jun 03, 2013
The Common Ills
Sandhya Somashekhar reports , Barack's pushing gun control again and will, as an aside, note veterans in a speech today, "During his speech, Obama is expected to announce a series of 'summits' coordinated by Veterans Affairs health centers aimed at bolstering mental health services for veterans." Oh, goody.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
Attorney urges congress to end sleep apnea claims 'abuse'
In 2001, the year U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan, 983 veterans began to draw disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for sleep apnea, a disorder linked to obesity and characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep that can cause chronic drowsiness.
Thu May 30, 2013
Attorney urges Congress to end sleep apnea claims - abuse'
In 2011, the year U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan, 983 veterans began to draw disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for sleep apnea, a disorder linked to obesity and characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep that can cause chronic drowsiness.
Wed May 29, 2013
FL-01: What are the Issues in Congressman Jeff Miller's District?
To all Kossacks: Please take note that these Congressional District Information Diaries are not meant to evaluate whether or not the districts are beatable.
Tue May 28, 2013
27 Members of Congress Petition Eric Holder to Grant Asylum to Homeschooling German Family
Twenty-seven members of Congress have lent their support to the Romeike family, signing a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to grant the family asylum in the United States.
Sat May 25, 2013
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Deaths at Atlanta VA hospital prompt scrutiny
One mental health patient with a history of substance abuse and suicidal thoughts was left alone in a waiting room inside the Atlanta VA Medical Center, where he obtained drugs from a hospital visitor and later died of an overdose.
Fri May 24, 2013
The Washington Post
Sanders skeptical about calls for presidential commission to investigate VA backlog
Sen. Bernie Sanders, , said a presidential panel, which has been pushed by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, would likely not help solve the problem, which he said has already been studied thoroughly.
Thu May 23, 2013
Political leaders react to Rep. Jo Bonner's resignation
Reactions poured in from across Alabama and beyond as news spread of U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner's decision to retire from Congress and take a job as vice chancellor of government relations and economic development for the University of Alabama System.
Wed May 22, 2013
The Baltimore Sun
Lawmakers press Pentagon, VA to cooperate on claims backlog
A bipartisan group of lawmakers pressed the Obama administration Wednesday to reduce the backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs by improving cooperation between the several agencies that have a role in the process.