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  • Newsmakers with Representative Tim Walz
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    Newsmakers with Representative Tim Walz

    Representative Tim Walz (D-MN), the ranking member on the Veterans' Affairs Committee, talked about efforts to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including passage of the Veterans…

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  • Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin Testifies on the VA Choice Program
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    Veterans Affairs Choice Program

    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and Senate Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain (R-AZ) were among the witnesses at a House hearing on the VA’s efforts to extend private health care…

    1,752 views
  • Veterans Affairs Officials Testify on VA Claims Processing
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    Veterans Affairs Claims Processing

    Witnesses that included Department of Veterans Affair officials and representatives from veterans advocacy groups testified at a hearing on expediting the claims and appeals process for veterans.…

    2,243 views
  • Commission on Care Members Testify on the VA Health Care System
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    Veterans' Health Care and Benefits

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on ways to improve health care services for veterans. The hearing began with members voting to subpoena Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert…

    1,039 views
  • Veterans Health Administration Officials Testify on Suicide Prevention
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    Veterans' Mental Health Care and Suicide Prevention

    Veterans Health Administration officials and advocates testified at a hearing on mental health care in the VA system and suicide prevention efforts. They discussed programs to assist…

    1,082 views
  • Discussion on the Veterans Affairs Health Care System
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    Veterans Affairs Health Care System

    House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chair Jeff Miller (R-FL), and Representative Tim Walz (D-MN) talked about concerns with the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. Topics…

    331 views
  • Hearing on Prescription Management and Veteran Mental Health
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    Veterans Suicide Risk

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the heavy reliance on medication by veterans and the possible adverse effects of opioid therapy, including the risk of suicide.

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  • Hearing on Veterans Health Care Services Outside VA System
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    Veterans and Health Care Contracts

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the procurement of non-Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care services for former soldiers who usually receive medical care from VA facilities.…

    2,443 views
  • Hearing on Treatment of Whistleblowers at the VA
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    Whistleblower Protections

    Health system doctors and officials who were whistleblowers in the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital scandal testified on the retaliation and punishment they were subjected to after…

    1,785 views
  • Hearing on the Legislative Presentation of Veterans Service Organizations
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    Veterans Health Care and Benefits

    The House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees held a joint hearing to receive legislative presentations from multiple veterans' service organizations. Topics included the G.I. Bill,…

    1,172 views
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Testimony on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget
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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…

    2,525 views
  • Hearing on Veterans Health care
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    Veterans' Health Care

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the implementation of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014. The law was enacted in response to the Veterans…

    1,025 views
  • Phoenix VA Inspector Generals Report Panel 2
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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…

    644 views
  • Hearing on the Veterans Affairs Inspector Generals Report
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    Phoenix VA Inspector General's Report, Panel 1

    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…

    1,997 views
  • Hearing on Mental Health Care Access For Veterans
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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…

    3,042 views
  • Veterans Administration VisuallyImpaired Services
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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 have gone…

    732 views
  • VA Hospital Waiting List Records
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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 included the failure of VA…

    5,387 views
  • Veterans Affairs Improvements Veterans Organizations
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    Veterans Affairs Improvements, Veterans Organizations

    Representatives from various veterans service organizations provided their recommendations for the Veterans Affairs Department and gave their views on the nomination of Robert McDonald as…

    748 views
  • Hearing on Whistleblowers at the VA
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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 they…

    5,521 views
  • Hearing on Veterans Affairs Improvements
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    Veterans Affairs Improvements, Officials

    Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson and Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Philip Matkovsky testified about the VA’s efforts to address problems facing the…

    1,508 views
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