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Eric Shinseki

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  • Md.'s House delegation demands fixes at Baltimore VA office from Shinseki

    Md.'s House delegation demands fixes at Baltimore VA office from Shinseki
    Maryland's U.S. House delegation met Wednesday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to keep pressure on the agency to fix problems at the troubled Baltimore office and follow up on promises for improvement. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, a Southern...
  • Senators call on VA to bring in additional staff

    Senators call on VA to bring in additional staff
    With staff members at the Baltimore office of the Department of Veterans Affairs spending a month in training, Maryland's senators called on VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to dispatch more analysts to help work through one of the worst disability claims...
  • Obama's veterans agency nominee vows corporate-style discipline

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged on Tuesday to bring corporate-style discipline and accountability to the troubled agency plagued by healthcare delays and accusations of...
  • U.S. veterans agency needs $17.6 billion to clear wait times: acting head

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion in additional funding over the next three years to eliminate long waiting times for veterans' healthcare appointments, the embattled agency's acting chief said on...
  • Who is really to blame for scandal at the VA?

    In February, the George W. Bush Institute held a seminar on post-9-11 veterans. How appropriate. Washington again has gone political over a failure of government — excessive wait times for veterans' health care and deciding vets' disability...
  • Start at the top

    President Barack Obama has called it "our sacred honor" to provide health care to our military veterans, but it is an obligation we have failed to uphold. The Department of Veterans Affairs is a broken agency where chronic mismanagement has impeded the...
  • Veteran dies in VA hospital while waiting 30 minutes for ambulance

    A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veterans Affairs hospital cafeteria this week died after waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance to transport him around the complex to the emergency room, officials confirmed Thursday. Witnesses said the...
  • Martin Schram: Advice for the new VA secretary

    MEMO TO: Veterans Affairs Secretary-designate Robert A. McDonald RE: The VA's crisis is even worse than you think! Your good news is that the White House, Congress and Department of Veterans Affairs are no longer in denial about the reality that...
  • Veterans complain about clinic care

    HIBBING, Minn. The 6-inch scar running down the middle of Lonnie Lee's chest is one sign that all might not be well at the Veterans Affairs clinic here. Lee, a 65-year-old Navy veteran from Vietnam, wears the scar as a badge of honor. He had to wait five...
  • Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward

    Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward
    "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job." That was George W. Bush's infamous compliment to Michael Brown, his then-director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It came as New Orleans lay flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, with thousands of...
  • Virginia lawmakers back VA reforms

    Virginia lawmakers back VA reforms
    Showing rare bipartisan spirit, Congress is advancing legislation to address veterans' health care in the wake of Monday's report that highlighted problems in Virginia and around the country. In the House on Tuesday, members voted 421-0 to allow...
  • Obama hopes CEO's business acumen and Army experience can fix the VA

    Obama hopes CEO's business acumen and Army experience can fix the VA
    As the longtime chief executive of a multinational corporation, Bob McDonald knows how to make a big business thrive. As a one-time Army Airborne Ranger, he knows what it means to take on a seemingly impossible assignment and succeed.  All that skill...