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    University of Utah Commencement Address

    Secretary Robert McDonald gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of the University of Utah. He spoke about the importance of having a purpose in life and making a…

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    Veterans Affairs Department Budget for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017

    Secretary Robert McDonald testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs' budget requests for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The proposed budget was $168.8 billion, including funding to…

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    President Obama Welcomes Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride

    President Obama, Veterans Secretary McDonald, and Vice President Biden welcomed participants of the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House. The cycling event aims…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald News Conference

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke to reporters and answered their questions at a press briefing. He apologized for falsely claiming to a homeless veteran he spoke to in…

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    Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Witnesses testified at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA was requesting $168 billion in…

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    Veterans Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

    Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries gathered in Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater for the annual ceremony honoring the nation’s veterans. The…

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    Secretary Robert McDonald on Veterans Affairs Improvements

    Secretary Robert McDonald spoke about efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve services for the nation’s veterans. Afterward, he answered questions submitted from…

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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Secretary Robert McDonald

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald talked with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel. He spoke about…

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    Disabled Veterans Memorial Dedication

    President Obama was among the dignitaries who spoke at a ceremony dedicating the first national memorial for disabled veterans. It honors service members of both past and present from…

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    Phoenix VA Inspector General's Report, Panel 3

    Witnesses testified at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) inspector general’s report on long wait times for health care and other…

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    Phoenix VA Inspector General's Report, Panel 2

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) inspector general’s report on long wait times for health care and other concerns at the…

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    Veterans' Health Care System

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on the overall state of the VA health care system and the findings of an investigation into the Phoenix, Arizona, VA…

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    Secretary McDonald on Veterans Affairs Facilities

    Robert McDonald talked about his tour of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities around the nation and his department’s priorities. This was his first news conference…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary McDonald at American Legion Convention

    Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald spoke at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention. He outlined changes that had already been implemented to reduce the VA…

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    Secretary McDonald Remarks at AMVETS Convention

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke at the 70th Annual American Veterans National Convention held at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. He pledged to improve VA health care…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Robert McDonald to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. In remarks, Mr. McDonald pledged…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination

    President Obama announced his nomination of retired Proctor and Gamble Chair Robert McDonald, a West Point graduate and former army officer, for secretary of the Veterans Affairs…

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    Budget Deficit Reform

    Panelists talked about resolving uncertainty in the federal government budget process in order to promote innovation.  This forum was part of a Brookings Institution forum titled…

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    Federal Tax Code Revision

    Witnesses testified about potential revisions to the federal tax code. They focused on the economic and administrative impact of current federal income tax structure, tax complexity,…

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