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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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    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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    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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    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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    House Session, Part 1

    Following One Minute Speeches, the House began an hour of general debate on the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill. The open rule, which provides…

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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

    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 convened for a legislative session.

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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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    House Session

    Members debated and passed a $1.1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government through September 30, 2014. The bill included a closed rule allowing for one hour of…

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    House Session

    H.R. 992 - Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Randy Hultgren / Financial Services Committee) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST AND…

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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 Session, Part 2

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

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    House Session

    H.Res. 315 - providing for the consideration of H.R. 2218 - Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, and H.R. 1582 - Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013, Rules Comm Print…

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    Treatment for Military Sexual Trauma

    Military sexual assault and trauma victims testified on health care and treatment options available to victims from the military and from Veterans Affairs. Panelists described their…

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