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House committee, VA clash over requests for data

Tags: Congress , House , VA , Mike Michaud , Jeff Miller ,

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 03:48pm EDT

VA 'surge' closes out 97 percent of oldest disability claims

The Veterans Affairs Department made it a top priority earlier this year to handle all disability claims from veterans who've been waiting two years or longer. The department mostly succeeded in its two-month surge operation, but serious questions linger about the sustainability of the backlog elimination effort.

Tags: Thomas Murphy , Peter Gaytan , Anthony Principi , Jeff Miller , Jared Serbu , management , claims backlog , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Concerned Veterans for America , American Legion

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:30am EDT

House lawmakers press VA for more details, assurances after cyber attacks

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and ranking member Michael Michaud (D-Maine) sent Secretary Eric Shinseki a letter asking for an explanation on why VA didn't tell the committee about multiple nation state attacks. The lawmakers call for VA to offer credit monitoring services to tens of millions of veterans.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jeff Miller , Mike Michaud , Veterans Affairs , VA , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/14/2013, 12:33pm EDT

VA Chief of Staff John Gingrich to retire

John Gingrich, the chief of staff for the Veterans Affairs Department, is retiring and will leave the agency by the end of the month after 37 years of federal and military service.

Tags: VA , people , John Gingrich , VA conference scandal

Monday - 03/25/2013, 07:53pm EDT

Whistleblowers allege wrongdoing at VA center

In the letter sent Monday to the White House and Congress, the Office of Special Counsel said an initial 2009 report by a whistleblower employee at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., alleged that the staff routinely failed to properly clean and sterilize reusable medical equipment such as scalpels and bone cutters.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , whistleblower , Office of Special Counsel , Congress

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 01:40am EDT

Lawmakers applaud VA on same-sex burial request

Sixteen Democratic senators are calling on the Veterans Affairs Department to keep granting waivers so that same-sex spouses can be buried in national cemeteries.

Tags: DoD , VA , Defense of Marriage Act

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 01:10am EST
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