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Veterans Affairs (VA)
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, the Republican representing Maine’s 2nd District, announced Monday that he is joining the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, a position held by his predecessor, Democrat Mike Michaud.
When a 51-year-old veteran drove to a Veterans Affairs clinic in New Jersey in March last year, doused himself in gasoline and lit himself on fire, the VA’s top health official…
The Department of Defense announced a policy change that will extend limited online military exchange shopping privileges to all honorably discharged veterans of the military.
The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization expressed appreciation Friday after the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a decision to provide disability benefits to veterans suffering from eight deadly diseases connected to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
The Obama administration has agreed to provide disability benefits to military veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, according to an official notice published on Thursday.
Last month, the Department of Veterans Affairs published its final rule granting full practice authority to three of the four advanced practice registered nursing specialties, illogically excluding Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) from the rule while at the same time confirming their qualifications and expertise.
Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., recently took over as chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs only after making certain Donald Trump was interested in “more than paying lip-service to veterans,” he said.
A government watchdog reported Tuesday that there are still chronic delays for veterans waiting for health care appointments at the Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Phoenix, more than two years after the Obama administration pledged to fix the problems.
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Gov.-elect Jim Justice announced Thursday that he has filled the third of eight department secretary positions in his new administration.
A proposal to expand online military exchange shopping benefits to all honorably discharged veterans is in the final stages of the decision-making process at the Pentagon, sources said.
U.S. military veterans’ groups are closely watching for signs of President-elect Donald Trump’s decision on a Veterans Affairs secretary, with some concerned over the prospect of an accelerated move under the new administration toward the privatization of medical care.
The owners of a building in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood that houses a center for homeless veterans have said they will evict them unless the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs comes up with unpaid rent.
Many older war-era veterans and surviving spouses over the age of 65 across America are missing out on a major element in securing their retirements: the Aid and Attendance benefit for long-term care.
Donald Trump could propose restructuring the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow veterans to purchase private health insurance if they so choose, as the president-elect readies his plans on an issue that has attracted headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent years.
The next person who leads the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will have one of the biggest jobs in America.
Robert Deatherage, a 30-year-old Army veteran who has battled addiction to pain pills and heroin since suffering severe injuries in Afghanistan, says he reached rock bottom a year ago when he holed up in an empty church and tried to kill himself. Twice.
President-elect Donald J. Trump is considering a plan to allow military veterans to opt out of medical care at Veterans Affairs hospitals and instead see private doctors of their choosing, a senior transition official told reporters here on Wednesday.
One of the few major cabinet positions left to be filled by the Trump transition team is that of Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Donald Trump’s flair for connecting with veterans won him an overwhelming share of their votes, but the durability of the alliance is already being tested as Trump’s search for a Veterans Affairs secretary veers in a direction that has alarmed some of America’s most influential retired soldiers.
Vicki Stoughton may be one of the best-kept secrets at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston.
A grant to the State of Michigan is designed to help homeless veterans in Battle Creek.
Veteran Affairs officials on Tuesday officially open the new Atlanta office for the department’s Veteran Crisis Line, nearly doubling the program’s capacity to aid suicidal veterans and servicemembers.
President-elect Donald Trump may be preparing to ring in the drastic shakeup of the Department of Veterans Affairs he promised during his campaign for president.
Volunteers of America is set to get a major boost this week when it receives a $100,000 grant from TD Bank that will help support the Cabin in the Woods veterans housing program.
Ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to Mobile Saturday, powerful national veterans’ groups are asking the president-elect to hold off on appointing a new Veterans Affairs Secretary amid concerns that it will undo the progress made by the agency after years of mismanagement.
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A coalition of 20 veterans groups on Wednesday upped their efforts to keep Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald on into the next administration, warning President-elect Donald Trump that “we cannot afford to start over” given department reform progress in recent years.