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    Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride

    President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki celebrated the Wounded Warrior Project’s seventh annual Soldier Ride at the White House. A…

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    Support for Military and Veterans' Caregivers

    First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden announced several initiatives and programs to help support caregivers of wounded active duty and veteran military. In addition, Michelle Obama…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for veterans to respond to the question, “What role is the government playing in your post-war transition?”

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    House Speaker Weekly Briefing on Veterans Issues

    At his weekly briefing with reporters, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), other congressional Republicans, and representatives from various veterans organizations talked about the backlog…

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    The American Legion and Veterans

    Peter Gaytan, executive director of the American Legion, talked about the legion’s “Washington Conference,” concerns over the veterans benefits claims backlog, and the…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Jackie Walorski (R-IN) delivered the weekly Republican address. She called on President Obama to support the VA Management Accountability Act, a bill developed in…

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    Helping War Veterans

    Panelists talked about efforts to help the reintegration of returning war veterans. The event included opening remarks by Colonel Rich Morales, executive director of the White…

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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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    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Veterans' Benefits

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke about the bill being debated in the Senate to provide 21 billion dollars to replace and expand funding for veterans' benefits which were cut…

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    Connor O'Brien on Defense Budget Priorities

    Connor O’Brien was interviewed by telephone about a Senate debate over Defense Department spending priorities and veterans benefits.

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    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Veterans' Benefits

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke about the bill being debated in the Senate to provide 21 billion dollars to replace and expand funding for veterans' benefits which were…

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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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    Weekly Republican Address

    North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, ranking member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, delivered the weekly Republican address. He focused on improving programs for military…

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    Veterans Affairs Disability Claims

    Witnesses testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs' disability claims backlog, and its ability to process complex claims such as traumatic brain injuries. The first panel of…

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    Veterans and Criminal Justice System

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki gave the keynote address at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals conference. He outlined the VA’s efforts to address…

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    Panel on How the Wounded Come Back from War

    Ann Jones, author of Kabul in Winter and War Is Not Over When It’s Over, and Andrew Bacevich, veteran and author of The New American Militarism and Washington Rules, talked about…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on issues related to veterans. Joe Violante was interviewed by phone about the Putting Veteran’s Funding First Act.

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    Tom Tarantino on Issues Facing Veterans

    Tom Tarantino talked about issues facing veterans as they return from combat. Topics included the backlog at the Veterans Department for benefits, issues surroundings mental health,…

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    Veterans Day Ceremony

    President Obama and other dignitaries gathered at Arlington National Cemetery for the annual ceremony honoring the nation’s veterans. The president laid a wreath at the Tomb of the…

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    Employment and Returning Veterans

    Ward Carroll talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan, and efforts to get them back into the civilian workforce. He responded to…

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