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15 hrs ago | KTVK Phoenix

Veterans rally over concern about medical care

Dozens of military veterans held a rally outside the VA Medical Center in Phoenix on Wednesday following reports that as many as 40 veterans may have died while waiting for medical care .

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Phoenix, AZ, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Senator Jeff Flake, US House of Representatives

Tue Apr 15, 2014

State Press

Sebelius's departure overshadows Veterans Affairs hospital debacle

One of the top political stories to come out of the past week was the resignation of Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who led the rollout of the new health care marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act.

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

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Visalia Times-Delta

Nunes seeks chairmanship on panel

Rep. Devin Nunes tried to get appointed to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence soon after he began serving in Congress in 2003.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Devin Nunes, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Peter King, Mike Rogers

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Learn about Medicare data, care at VA

State Sen. Creigh Deeds is shown back on the Senate floor in January after recovering from an attack from his son.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Hampton, VA, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob McDonnell, US Governors

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Kennebec Journal

Convicted killer's hire as chaplain at Togus concerns federal officials

The chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee said Friday that the panel is concerned by a loophole that allowed VA Maine Healthcare Systems-Togus to hire a chaplain who killed his wife without Togus officials knowing of his conviction.

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

KTVK Phoenix

Phoenix VA hospital under fire for alleged delayed medical care

The VA hospital in Phoenix is under fire. Congress is now looking into claims that dozens of patients may have died while waiting for medical care.

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Related Topix: Phoenix, AZ, Congress, AZ, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, Republican

Wed Apr 09, 2014

CNN

Veteran: I'm dying because of the VA

A bi-partisan group of lawmakers lashed out at officials from the Veterans Affairs Department on Wednesday, accusing the agency of allowing veterans to die from delayed or absent medical care at its facilities and stonewalling a follow-up congressional inquiry.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, Representative Jackie Walorski, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Dan Benishek, Representative Julia Brownley, Democrat

Rock Hill Herald

SC veteran tells painful story about substandard care to help others

However, he says he feels a strong obligation to make the Veterans Administration own up to problems with its medical treatment of people who sacrificed so much for their country.

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Health, Lung Cancer, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Gastroenterology

Tue Apr 08, 2014

News Max

Republicans Pledge to Increase Ranks of Veterans on Capitol Hill

Republicans have expressed their dismay at a report that fewer than 3 percent of staffers working for legislators in Congress were veterans and pledged their efforts to increase those numbers.

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Related Topix: US News, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), US Military, US Air Force, US National Guard, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Salinas Californian

VA: Delayed treatment led to cancer deaths

Delays in endoscopy screenings for potential gastrointestinal cancer in 76 veterans treated at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals are linked to 23 deaths, most of them three to four years ago, according to the VA.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Charleston, SC, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Sunherald.com

2016 campaign checklist: Perry

Iowa visits: Yes, visited Des Moines suburbs and Davenport in February, meeting GOP activists and attending an event with business leaders sponsored by the Koch brothers' Americans For Prosperity.

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Related Topix: Terry Branstad, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Nikki Haley, Israel, World News, Middle East, Republican, US House of Representatives, California

Thu Apr 03, 2014

NBC Washington

House Committee Orders VA Explanation Exec's Rehiring

During a congressional hearing Thursday, the chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs ordered the agency to explain its decision to rehire a senior executive involved in an incident that killed a co-worker in 2010, and he ordered the VA provide the information as soon as possible.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Johnny Isakson, US House of Representatives

WTMA-AM North Charleston

GOP Lawmakers Slam Veterans Affairs, Eye Overhaul

House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday expressed condolences for the victims of the latest Fort Hood shooting and said Congress should explore ways to better prevent mentally ill people from acquiring firearms, as investigators continue to probe the mental history of the alleged gunman.

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

Russia Taday

Wrongful death suits have cost Veterans Affairs over $200 million since 9/11 - report

The US Department of Veteran Affairs has paid out more than $200 million in wrongful death payments to military families who needlessly lost their loved ones in the years since 9/11, according to a new report from the Center for Investigative Reporting.

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

Roll Call

Denham Sees Defense Bill As Vehicle for Immigration Vote

Rep. Jeff Denham wants a vote on his bill that would allow illegal immigrants brought to the country as children to gain permanent residence in the United States in exchange for military service - and he's got a plan in the works.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Representative Jeff Denham, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Duncan Hunter

The Washington Post

Boehner: House to take up VA accountability bill

House Speaker John A. Boehner has signaled that the chamber will vote on a bill to allow the head of the Veterans Affairs Department to fire or demote senior executives for performance problems.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Pensacola News Journal

Jeff Miller among those seeking House intelligence chairmanship

Several Republican lawmakers are positioning themselves to succeed GOP Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan as chairman of the House intelligence committee.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Howard McKeon, Mac Thornberry, Mike Rogers, John Boehner

Tue Apr 01, 2014

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Rogers, GOP hawk, quitting Congress for radio show

Rep. Mike Rogers, the brash-talking Republican security hawk who has criticized the Obama administration yet commanded uncommon bipartisan support as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Friday he was retiring from Congress next year.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers, Devin Nunes, Mac Thornberry

NBC Washington

VA Scrutinized Over Rehiring Employee After Fatal Incident

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, one of the government's largest employers, is under congressional scrutiny for its handling of a high-level employee in the wake of a News4 I-Team investigation.

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

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Congressman Miller takes minimum wage campaign to Richmond

Joined by national and state leaders and academics in the City Council chamber Monday night, Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, discussed the importance of raising the national minimum wage.

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Related Topix: Richmond (San Francisco, CA), George Miller, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Gary Miller, Republican, Richmond, CA, Candice Miller

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