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    Veterans Health Care and Benefits

    The House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees held a joint hearing to receive legislative presentations from multiple veterans' service organizations. Topics included the G.I.…

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    Speaker Boehner on Veterans' Health Care

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) spoke about issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He asked for answers about why some employees had not been fired and why the situation at…

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    Veterans Affairs Health Care Staffing

    Physicians and nurses representing veteran service organizations testified at a hearing on ways to alleviate staffing issues at health care facilities run by the Department of Veterans…

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    Veterans' Health Care and Benefits

    Witnesses, including Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson, testified at a hearing on the implementation and future of the Veterans Choice program, which allows veterans on…

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    Veterans Affairs Department Budget for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017

    Secretary Robert McDonald testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs' budget requests for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The proposed budget was $168.8 billion, including funding to…

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    President Obama Welcomes Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride

    President Obama, Veterans Secretary McDonald, and Vice President Biden welcomed participants of the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House. The cycling event aims…

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    Whistleblower Protections

    Health system doctors and officials who were whistleblowers in the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital scandal testified on the retaliation and punishment they were subjected to after…

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    Veterans History Project

    Project director Robert Patrick and reference specialist Megan Harris talked about the Veterans History Project. Created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Library of Congress American…

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    Wounded Warrior Project Policy Priorities

    Steve Nardizzi talked about the Wounded Warrior Project’s policy priorities and the importance of recent legislation affecting veterans.

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    Panel Discussion on the Vietnam War

    Authors Robert Timberg, Robert Tecklenburg, and D.S. Lliteras participated in a panel discussion on the Vietnam War. Robert Timberg is the author of Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir. Robert…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald News Conference

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke to reporters and answered their questions at a press briefing. He apologized for falsely claiming to a homeless veteran he spoke to in…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to questions from reporters on a variety of issues, including relations with Qatar and remarks by Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald that he served in the…

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    Women Veterans Historical Collection

    The Women Veterans Historic Project at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was profiled, and speakers talked about the role women have played in the U.S. military throughout…

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    Civilian Employment for Veterans

    Steve Gonzalez talked about programs designed to help veterans adapt to civilian employment. He explained the various procedures for receiving assistance, obstacles returning veterans…

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    Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill News Conference

    The family of Clay Hunt spoke with reporters following President Obama’s signing of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, which is named after a Marine Corps…

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    Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill Signing

    President Obama signed the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, named after a Marine Corps veteran who killed himself in 2011. The law calls for an evaluation and…

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    Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Witnesses testified at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA was requesting $168 billion in…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    House and Senate leaders held a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to members of the 1st Special Service Force for their role in the liberation of Europe in World War…

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    American Veterans Center 17th Annual Conference Opening Remarks

    Major General Mark Brilakis opened the American Veterans Center’s conference with an overview of the distinguished veterans and active duty personnel from World War II to the present…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL) delivered the weekly Republican address from Springfield, Illinois. He talked about the new Congress’s focus on jobs and opportunity, including…

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