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    Veterans' Benefits Evaluation Process

    The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs held a hearing on the Veterans Benefit Administration’s (VBA) process for eliminating the backlog of disability claims at the Veterans Affairs…

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    Veterans Administration Mental Health Care

    The House Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing on improving access to mental health care services for former soldiers, and the level of care veterans receive for problems such as…

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    Veterans Administration Whistleblowers, Part 2

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the increasing number of whistle-blower complaints within the Veterans Health Administration. Officials spoke about allegations of…

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    Veterans Administration Whistleblowers, Part 1

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the increasing number of whistle-blower complaints within the Veterans Health Administration. Witnesses spoke about retaliation…

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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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    Veteran Health Care Facilities

    Two officials from the Veterans Health Administration testified at a hearing on long wait times for care at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities. Both Republican and…

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules, including one that would allow the use of the Capitol Rotunda for a ceremony to honor retiring Israeli President Shimon Peres.

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    Bureaucracy and Veterans' Health Care, Part 1

    Witnesses testified before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on bureaucratic challenges facing veterans' health care. Committee Chair Jeff Miller (R-FL) commented on an audit…

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    Veterans' Health Care, Part 1

    Several Veterans Affairs Department officials and the inspector general from the Government Accountability Office testified on delays in veterans' health care and reports of some Veterans…

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    Veterans Administration Visually-Impaired Services

    Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials and war veterans testified at a hearing on the level of care for visually-impaired veterans. Iraq war veteran Travis Fugate said he may…

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    Veterans Administration Health Care Wait List

    Veterans Affairs (VA) Department officials testified about the alleged destruction of an unofficial patient waiting list associated with the Phoenix VA Health Care System. Topics…

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    Pipeline Safety

    Witnesses testified on the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 (PHMSA), which was set to expire in 2015. The hearing focused on the law and the regulation of…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House considered eight bills under suspension of the rules, including H.R. 3370, a bill that would delay national flood insurance program premium increases passed in 2012. The…

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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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    House Session

    The U.S. House of Representatives convenes for a legislative session. One Minute Speeches Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management…

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    Farm Bill Conference Committee

    Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees held their first public meeting to consider the 2013 farm bill.

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    House Session, Part 2

    1) H.R. 3304-To authorize and request the President to award the Medal of Honor to Bennie G. Adkins and Donald P. Sloat of the US Army for acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict and to…

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    House Session

    The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

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    Impact of Government Shutdown on Veterans

    Eric Shinseki testified on the impact of the government shutdown on services and benefits to military veterans. He said that if the government shutdown continues, about 3.8 million…

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    House Democratic Leaders on Government Shutdown

    House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters on the steps of the U.S. Capitol about the shutdown of the federal government.

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