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VA funding dispute sidelines Congress’ appropriations progress

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Funding Dispute

 

WASHINGTON — Work on a “minibus” of multiple federal agencies’ fiscal 2019 budgets was abruptly halted Thursday over a dispute regarding Department of Veterans Affairs health funds that critics say could cripple the agency in coming years.

New House Subcommittee's Only Job: Monitor $10 Billion VA Contract

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Monitor 10b VA Contract

 

A new House subcommittee has been created with essentially one job -- to oversee the Department of Veterans Affairs' latest $10 billion-plus effort to set up electronic health records compatible with those of the Pentagon after past, costly failures.

Senate Measure Would Open Commissary, Exchange to Disabled Vets, More

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Open Commissary

 

A new Senate proposal would expand military commissary and exchange access to veterans with military-connected disabilities, those who have been awarded Purple Hearts and veteran caregivers, among others. A similar proposal has already been passed by the House.

VA’s new ‘ChooseVA’ campaign highlights Veteran benefits and services, aims to attract and retain employees

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Emphasizing a multitude of benefits and services to its 9 million Veteran customers, as well as promoting the organization as a great place to work, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) kicked off its new “ChooseVA” marketing campaign July 5.

For the first time, a senator is opposing the VA secretary nominee

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WASHINGTON — Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee members on Tuesday voted to advance the nomination of Robert Wilkie to be the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, but the move came with a symbolic and historic opposition vote against the move.

More cancer treatment options opening to veterans thanks to new partnership

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Cancer Treatment

 

WASHINGTON — Veterans battling cancer could have easier access to cutting-edge treatments and experimental trials under a new partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs and National Cancer Institute announced Tuesday.

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