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During a speech Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo., Obama called out Republicans in Congress for spending more time blaming him for problems than helping solve them.
This July 22, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.
The House passed legislation on Wednesday that provides billions of dollars in new spending to address the Department of Veterans Affairs health care scandal.
Well, he sure sounded like someone who could be running for President, but he is certainly running for a more Just America.
The bipartisan measure aimed at fixing the problems at the Veterans Affairs Administration being negotiated by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida has pros and cons, says former Army helicopter pilot Amber Barno.
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Over the past month and a half, Americans have witnessed several failures within the Veterans Affairs Department.
A bipartisan effort to fix problems with Veterans Affairs health care would allow the new VA secretary to fire employees who have been acting inappropriately.
A House-Senate agreement on how to reform the broken Department of Veterans Affairs will let the VA hand out up to $360 million in bonuses to its employees each year, even though the House voted just weeks ago to strip all VA bonuses through 2016.
Robert "Bob" McDonald, former chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble Co., with a copy of the "Department of Veterans Affairs Strategic Plan Framework" while testifying during a nomination hearing before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., on July 22, 2014.
Montel Williams, who has been advocating for a "VA surge" to clear the backlog of veterans needing healthcare, is skeptical of the bipartisan, bicameral deal announced Monday to fix the problem.
Bipartisan negotiators say they have agreed on a plan to fix the veterans' health program, but will the House and Senate pass it before Friday, when Congress adjourns for a five-week recess? Bipartisan negotiators said Monday they have agreed on a plan, costing about $17 billion, to fix the veterans' medical program, yet the compromise bill still ... (more)
Vermont's congressional delegation says the airport that serves Rutland has received an $8.1 million grant to make safety improvements.
The plan makes room for a new VA clinic in Tulsa, which had previously been taken off the list of new facilities to be built around the country.
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Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 07:35 am
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