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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Robert McDonald to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    Veterans Administration Health Care

    The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing to spotlight the steps taken by the Veterans Administration to provide health care to patients on long waiting lists.

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    Veterans Affairs Overhaul Conference Meeting

    Members of the House and Senate met to negotiate differences between their respective bills to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department (VA). The bills sought to improve access to care and…

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    Veterans Affairs Hospital Delays

    Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee over delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals in Phoenix and elsewhere, and the deaths of at least 40 veterans…

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    Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Secretary Eric Shinseki and five other Veterans Affairs officials testified on their department’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. The request totaled $163.9 billion, with $68.3…

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    Disabled Veterans

    Officials from the Disabled American Veterans organization outlined their 2014 legislative priorities at a joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees. In opening…

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    Fiscal Year 2014 Veterans Affairs Budget Request

    Secretary Eric Shinseki and other officials testified before on the president’s fiscal year 2014 budget request. The Veterans Administration was requesting $152.7 billion,…

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    Veterans' Mental Health Care

    Veterans, mental health advocates , and Veterans Affairs (VA) officials testified on their efforts to improve access to and the quality of mental and physical health care services for…

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    Veterans' Organizations Legislative Priorities

    Witnesses testified on the legislative priorities of veterans' service organizations. Senator Lugar introduced James Koutz, the new national commander of the American Legion, who presented…

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    Veterans Disability Evaluation System

    Witnesses testified on the backlog of military disability claims. They focused on the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) and the length of time veterans had to wait to…

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    Veterans' Mental Health Care

    Witnesses testified veterans' access to mental health care. They talked about the results of a report which concluded that veterans had to wait nearly two months for access to mental…

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    Homelessness Among Veterans

    Witnesses testified on the progress of the Veterans Administration’s 5-year plan to end homelessness among veterans, particularly female veterans.

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    Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

    Secretary Shinseki, other department undersecretaries, and independent veterans groups representatives testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs fiscal year 2013 budget…

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    Health Costs for Veterans

    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing to assess the long-term financial costs of caring for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and wounded warriors. Witnesses said that while…

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    Unemployment Among Veterans

    Witnesses testified on a bill to address high unemployment among military veterans. The proposed legislation established training and assistance programs for veterans entering the…

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    Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation, Physicians Panel

    Physicians who analyzed the research involving Agent Orange and heart disease testified about their findings. 

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    Veterans Disability Compensation, Secretary Shinseki

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified about his decision to expand Agent Orange disability benefits to veterans. He emphasized the research linking Vietnam veterans'…

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