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  • Hearing on Veterans Health Care
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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 Department. In…

  • 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…

  • Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange
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    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange

    Witnesses testified on the national security implications of the exchange of five Taliban detainees for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Witnesses included a soldier who served alongside…

  • 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…

  • Hearing on Terrorism in Iraq
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    Violence and Politics in Iraq

    State and Defense Departments officials testified about the dominance of the militant group ISIS.* Brett McGurk told the committee that the situation in Iraq was extremely serious, and that ISIS…

  • Veterans Health Care
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    Veterans' Health Care

    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 Administration medical…

  • Veterans Affairs Executives Bonuses
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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,…

  • Veterans Transition to Civilian Life
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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, several…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Hearing on Iran Nuclear Deal
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    Iran Nuclear Deal

    Witnesses testified on the details of the Iran nuclear agreement reached in November 2013. Members of both parties and scientists criticized the Obama administration’s deal with Iran, with…

  • Hearing on Curbing Islamic State Recruitment
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    Combating ISIS

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the motivations of foreign fighters, including Americans, who had joined the militant group *ISIS, and what the U.S. and its allies were doing to counter…

  • US House Legislative Business
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    House Session, Part 1

    The House convened for a legislative session.

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