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  • Veterans Affairs Department Whistleblowers
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    Veterans Affairs Department Whistleblowers

    The House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on whistleblower protections at the Veterans Affairs Department. Dr. Tamara Bonzanto, the assistant…

  • Veterans Affairs Department Whistleblowers
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    Veterans' Affairs Department Whistleblowers

    Whistleblowers and non-governmental experts testified at a House Veterans' Affairs subcommittee hearing on the role whistleblowers played in exposing issues facing patients at VA health care…

  • Hearing Examines Gulf War Illness Claims Processing
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    Gulf War Illness Claims

    Two House Veterans' Affairs subcommittees held a joint hearing examining how the Veterans Affairs Department reviews Gulf War illness claims. A report released by the Government…

  • Veterans Affairs Officials Testify on Opioid Theft
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    Opioid Abuse by Veterans

    Officials from the Veterans Affairs Department and the Mayo Clinic were among the witnesses at a hearing on efforts to curb opioid abuse by patients of Veterans Affairs health care…

  • 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.

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Prosthetics Care for Veterans
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    Prosthetics Care for Veterans

    A House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee questioned department officials about overpayments by the Veterans Affairs Department on prosthetic limbs. Witnesses included the chief of amputee…

  • Veterans Administration Spending Practices
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    Veterans Administration Spending Practices

    The Veterans Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing on the issue of overspending at Department of Veterans' Affairs. Witnesses testifed about lapses in competitive bidding, poor…

  • Persian Gulf War Illnesses
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    Persian Gulf War Illnesses

    Witnesses testified about the possible health effects of the drug pyridostigmine bromide (PB) on veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War. A recent RAND Corporation study indicated that…

  • Arlington National Cemetery Burial Waivers
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    Arlington National Cemetery Burial Waivers

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from GAO and administration officials on the burial waiver process. They testified about whether political influence can interrupt the normal review…