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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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    House Session

    The House debated under suspension of the rules H.R. 803, a bill that would reauthorize and overhaul a 1998 federal job training programs law that expired in 2003. Members then began…

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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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    Veterans Affairs Bonuses

    Gina Farrisee testified on bonuses awarded to senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Almost 80 percent of senior executives at the VA received bonuses in 2013,…

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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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    U.S.-Taliban Prisoner Exchange

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Defense Department General Counsel Stephen Preston testified on the release of five Taliban detainees in exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe…

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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a rule governing three bills, including H.R. 4800, an agriculture spending bill.

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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 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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    House Session, Part 2

    The House continued consideration of H.R. 4435, a bill that would authorize programs of the Defense Department for fiscal year 2015, and another bill that would overhaul the National…

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    National Defense Authorization Act Markup, Part 3

    The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

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    House Session

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

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    House Session

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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    House Session

    The House considered a closed rule governing debate on H.R. 2575, a bill that would change a provision in the health care law defining a full-time employee from one who averages 30 hours…

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    Joint Strike Fighter and Combat Aviation Programs Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

    Military leaders and government officials testified on the fiscal year 2015 budget proposal for Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Combat Aviation Programs, with special focus on the F-35…

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    House Session

    The House passed, 238-181, a bill for a permanent “doc fix,” the formula used for paying doctors under Medicare. The formula is known as Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).

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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, Part 3

    The House voted on seven bills considered under suspension of the rules including, legislation that seeks to provide greater oversight of the Internal Revenue Service.

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