| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:29 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 6:29 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:05 AM
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...
| Jul 12, 2014
In February, the George W. Bush Institute held a seminar on post-9-11 veterans.
Washington again has gone political over a failure of government — excessive wait times for veterans' health care and deciding vets' disability...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:09 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:35 AM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:03 PM
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...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:13 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:39 PM
A scathing review of the scandal-plagued U.S. Veterans Administration found significant and chronic failures across the board at the agency and that a corrosive culture prevails, theWhite House said on Friday.
The findings emerged after President Barack...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
As the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs tries to assure congressmen that he is moving to address the VA healthcare scandal, his department is preparing to release more results of a nationwide audit of scheduling practices that have been denounced as...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:09 PM
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...
| Jun 8, 2014
The Hampton VA Medical Center released a letter, late Friday, about wait times at the facility amid an ongoing national scandal roiling the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system.
The letter from director Michael H. Dunfee, posted after...