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Search Tags: House Veterans Affairs Committee
Dogs that worked in Iraq and helped at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, receive first-ever American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.
House Veterans Affairs Committee reviews reports that say VA can't confirm it's getting what it's paying for in pilot program.
A House subcommittee gets a progress report on the effort to reach "electronic health information interoperability" as an important legally-mandated deadline looms.
When agencies get money through appropriations, the next step is to push it to the programs and projects that need it. But the VA may be having some problems doing so.
All but three departments met the goal to cut down the amount of energy they use by 9 percent. Agencies also expected to spend more than a billion dollars in 2009 on energy efficient projects. GSA's new rule goes into effect today requiring new leases to have an Energy Star rating.
Agency CIO Roger Baker tells a House oversight committee that VA avoided spending $54 million on the 45 projects stopped in July. The money now will be used on other high priority programs. The Veterans Affairs Committee also wants to increase agency IG funding by $50 million.
On August First, the Department of Veterans Affairs is expected to begin handing out the first benefits under terms of the so-called "post-9/11 GI Bill". The measure was signed into law late last year. A House subcommittee recently held an oversight hearing to determine whether the VA is ready for the new law to take effect.
A new inspector general's report indicates that employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs hid letters about benefits claims.
The bills range from the creation of a veterans job training program to the gun rights of veterans.
The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee wants to give returning vets who take classes online some parity with those who go to brick-and-mortar schools.