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  • Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2013 Budget
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    Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

    Secretary Shinseki, other department undersecretaries, and independent veterans groups representatives testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs fiscal year 2013 budget request. Among…

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  • American Legion Conference
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    American Legion Conference

    Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Pennsylvania Representative Jason Altmire were among the speakers at the American Legion’s annual conference.

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  • Veterans Disability Compensation Secretary Shinseki
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    Veterans Disability Compensation, Secretary Shinseki

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified about his decision to expand Agent Orange disability benefits to veterans. He emphasized the research linking Vietnam veterans' exposure…

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  • Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation Physicians Panel
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    Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation, Physicians Panel

    Physicians who analyzed the research involving Agent Orange and heart disease testified about their findings.

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  • Military Suicides
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    Military Suicides

    Military branch vice chiefs and a Veterans Administration official spoke about efforts to prevent military suicides. They also talked about efforts to diagnose and treat brain injuries.

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  • Homeless Veterans
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    Homeless Veterans

    Witnesses testified about homelessness among veterans and proposals by Veterans Administration Secretary Shinseki to end veterans' homelessness within 5 years. Among the topics they…

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  • World War II Memorial Veterans Day Remarks
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    World War II Memorial Veterans Day Remarks

    U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee, and other officials spoke at a Veterans Day ceremony at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall.

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  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing
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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing

    General Eric Shinseki testified about his nomination as secretary of Veterans Affairs. Among the topics he addressed were the quality of medical care for veterans, long waits to process claims,…

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  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination
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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination

    Dr. Peake was introduced by Senator Inouye and former Senator Dole, both combat veterans, who urged his confirmation. Dr. Peake, a physician, testified about his qualifications. Topics…

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  • Veterans Disability Ratings
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    Veterans' Disability Ratings

    The Senate Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs Committees held a joint hearing on the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments' disability rating systems and the transition of service…

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  • Conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
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    Conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

    Defense Department officials testified about treatment and housing for injured soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Among the issues they addressed were living conditions at Walter…

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  • Veterans Data Privacy Breach
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    Veterans Data Privacy Breach

    Secretary Nicholson and other officials testified about a recent security breach at the Department of Veterans Affairs in which computer records containing personal information of 26.5 million veterans…

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  • Fiscal Year 2007 Veterans Affairs
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    Fiscal Year 2007 Veterans' Affairs

    The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the Fiscal Year 2007 Veterans' Affairs budget. Secretary of Veterans' Affairs Jim Nicholson and other officials testified about…

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  • Fiscal Year 2006 Veterans Affairs Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2006 Veterans Affairs Budget

    Secretary Nicholson and veterans' advocates testified about spending requests for the fiscal year 2006 Department of Veterans Affairs budget. Among the topics he addressed were burdens placed on…

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  • Military Survivor Benefits
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    Military Survivor Benefits

    Witnesses testified about military spending, veterans' benefits, and a proposed increase in survivor benefits for families of service members killed in combat. They also answered questions…

    236 views
  • Democratic Agenda
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    Democratic Agenda

    A group of Senate Democrats talked with reporters about their priorities for legislation on national security, the military, and veterans' issues. Other topics included counterterrorism,…

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  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing
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    Veterans' Affairs Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Mr. Nicholson testified about his qualifications and nomination to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. Among the issues he addressed were the potential demands on the department by…

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