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    Veterans Affairs Health Care and Budget

    Robert McDonald, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), was interviewed by Politico chief White House correspondent, Mike Allen. Topics of discussion included veteran…

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    Veterans Affairs Whistleblower Claims

    A hearing was held to review claims of retaliation against whistleblowers at the Veteran Affairs (VA) Department. The first panel was comprised of doctors who reported problems…

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    Veterans Affairs Department Accountability

    Leo Shane talked about a House bill to expand the Veterans Affairs Department’s authority to fire or demote VA employees based on performance. He also discussed the amendment to…

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    Veterans and the Criminal Justice System

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Veterans Court Conference. He talked about Obama administration efforts to reduce claims backlogs…

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    Veterans and Military Issues

    Ryan Gallucci talked about President Obama’s speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention, as well as issues facing veterans and the administration’s efforts to…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for veterans only to respond to the question: “What has been your experience with the VA medical system?”

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    Veterans Affairs Health Care and Budget

    Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald testified at a hearing on his department’s fiscal year 2015 budget shortfall. The secretary warned committee members…

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    Representative Beto O'Rourke on Veterans and Military Issues

    Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) talked about veteran and military issues. Topics included wait times and health care at VA facilities, and President Obama’s speech at…

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    President Obama Remarks at VFW Convention

    President Obama spoke at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Pittsburgh. He talked about the Iran nuclear deal, continued to make the case for the Iran deal,…

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    Open Phones on Veterans Affairs

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Department of Veterans Affairs after a repeat of the June 25, 2015, House hearing on the department’s handling of health care…

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    Department of Veterans Affairs Budget

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing to assess the fiscal state of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the growing wait times for veterans to receive health…

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    Veterans Suicide Risk

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the heavy reliance on medication by veterans and the possible adverse effects of opioid therapy, including the risk of suicide.

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    Veterans and Health Care Contracts

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the procurement of non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care services for former soldiers who usually receive medical care from VA…

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    Veterans' Issues

    Bill Rausch talked about issues affecting veterans, including employment and mental health, as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs under the leadership of Secretary Robert…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments from veterans and their families only on the topic: “Transition to Civilian Life.” The telephone lines were divided among World War…

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    Newsmakers with Senator Johnny Isakson

    Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Johnny Isakson (R-GA) talked about efforts to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and whether they were yielding results. Topics included…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Is America taking care of its veterans?”

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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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