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  • Leo Shane Discusses Veterans Affairs Accountability Legislation
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    Veterans' Affairs Accountability Legislation

    Leo Shane talked about the Department of Veterans Affairs accountability bill being debated on the House floor that week. The measure allowed for the firing or demotion of department…

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  • Washington Journal Leo Shane on Military and Veterans Issues in Campaign 2016
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    Leo Shane on Military and Veterans' Issues in Campaign 2016

    Leo Shane talked about the role of military and veterans' issues in campaign 2016.

    377 views
  • Washington Journal Leo Shane on Defense Authorization Bill
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    Defense Authorization Bill

    Leo Shane talked about the $610 billion National Defense Authorization Act that passed in the House that week.

    177 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for calls from military service members on the question, “Who is your choice to be commander in chief?” Leo Shane was interviewed by phone…

    690 views
  • Newsmakers with Secretary Robert McDonald
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    Newsmakers with Secretary Robert McDonald

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald talked about how he was addressing long wait times for veterans at VA hospitals, along with reports of VA under-staffing, wasteful spending at…

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  • Newsmakers with Senator Johnny Isakson
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    Newsmakers with Senator Johnny Isakson

    Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chair Johnny Isakson (R-GA) talked about President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Secretary Robert…

    344 views
  • Leo Shane on Defense Authorization Bill
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    Leo Shane on Defense Authorization Bill

    Leo Shane talked about the revised defense authorization bill being considered in the House.

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  • Leo Shane on Veterans Affairs Department Accountability
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    Veterans Affairs Department Accountability

    Leo Shane talked about a House bill to expand the Veterans Affairs Department’s authority to fire or demote VA employees based on performance. He also discussed the amendment to the…

    117 views
  • Washington Journal Military Times Leo Shane on US Military
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    Security at U.S. Military Facilities

    Leo Shane talked about security issues at U.S. military facilities following the June 16 shootings at the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    210 views
  • Washington Journal Leo Shane on US Military Efforts in the Middle East
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    U.S. Military Efforts in the Middle East

    Leo Shane talked about U.S. efforts to combat Houthi rebels in Yemen and ISIS* militants in Iraq and Syria, as well as the impact of slowing the troop drawdown in Afghanistan. He also…

    400 views
  • Newsmakers Rep Adam Smith DWA
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    Newsmakers with Representative Adam Smith

    House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about the use of military force against *ISIL. He defense secretary nominee Ashton Carter, the Department of Defense…

    843 views
  • Leo Shane on the Defense Secretary Confirmation Hearing
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    Leo Shane on Defense Secretary Confirmation

    Leo Shane was interviewed by remote video from Capitol Hill about the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that day with Ashton Carter, President Obama’s nominee for secretary of defense.

    87 views
  • Washington Journal Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day. Leo Shane also spoke by phone about the defense spending bill and President Obama’s next secretary of Defense.

    312 views
  • Washington Journal Improving VA Health Care
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    Veterans Health Care Improvements

    Military Times congressional reporter Leo Shane talked by telephone about White House executive actions aimed at improving Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care services as well…

    298 views
  • Veterans Health Care
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    Veterans' Health Care

    Leo Shane was interviewed by telephone about veterans' health care. He said that although President Obama had signed a reform bill into law, changes would take time to be implemented.…

    76 views
  • Washington Journal Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer thoughts on a compromise reached on legislation to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department. Both chambers were expected to tackle pending Department of…

    608 views
  • Senate Veterans Health Care Agreement
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    Senate Veterans Health Care Agreement

    Leo Shane talked by remote video about a Veterans Affairs (VA) health care deal announced by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and John McCain (R-AZ) earlier that day. Mr. Shane said the…

    127 views
  • Washington Journal Veterans Administration
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    Leo Shane on the Veterans Administration

    Leo Shane talked about Veterans Administration oversight and its budget, and the actual and potential changes to the VA health care system in the years ahead. C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read…

    214 views
  • Washington Journal VA Administration
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    Review of Veterans Administration

    Leo Shane talked by phone about President Obama’s announcement to seek a broader White House review of allegations of mismanagement of the Veterans Administration, as well as his continued…

    255 views
  • Leo Shane on 2015 Defense Programs and Policy
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    Leo Shane on 2015 Defense Programs and Policy

    Leo Shane talked about fiscal year 2015 Department of Defense programs and policy. Mr. Shane said he saw “quite a few fights” ahead on issues like military compensation, sexual assault…

    242 views
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