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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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    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated a rule governing two bills, including H.R. 4923, the $35 billion Energy and Water Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015.

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Customs and Border Patrol officials testified on ways to respond to the influx of unaccompanied…

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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 2

    Robert Jesse testified before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on bureaucratic challenges facing veterans' health care. He talked about ways to make processes at the Department of…

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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' Transition to Civilian Life

    Veterans Administration officials and representatives testified on the difficulties military members experience in their transition to civilian life. At the time of the hearing,…

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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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    Passport Fraud

    Witnesses testified before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security about passport fraud and passport screening procedures in the both the U.S. and the rest…

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    Morning Hour

    The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics.

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    House Session

    The House debated for an hour a rule concerning two bills that call into question presidential constitutional authority to enforce laws: · H.R. 4138, the Executive Needs to Faithfully…

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    Homeland Security Department Oversight

    Secretary Jeh Johnson testified at a Homeland Security Department oversight hearing. Topics included on such issues as counterterrorism, border security, emergency preparedness, and…

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    House Session

    The House took up a number of bills for consideration, including H.R. 3308, which would require federal agencies to disclose ads they sponsor or materials they provide that are paid for by…

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    Homeland Security Threats

    Former Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), retired Army General Jack Keane, former Representative Jane Harman (D-CA), and Seth Jones of the RAND Corporation testified on threats to homeland…

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