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  • 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…

  • Veteran Suicide Prevention
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    Veteran Suicide Prevention

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing to examine ways to combat suicide among military veterans. Witnesses included officials from the National Institutes of Health, Veterans…

  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie Testifies on Agencys Mission
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    Veterans Affairs Mission Act Implementation

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie testified before both the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees on the agency’s work to implement the MISSION Act, which was designed to improve veteran…

  • VA Official Testifies on Agencys Appeals Process
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    Claims and Appeals Processing for Veterans

    Veterans Affairs Acting Deputy Secretary James Byrne testified about modernizing the agency’s appeals process before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee. He was joined by several VA officials…

  • Veterans Groups Testify Before House Panel on Challenges Facing Veterans
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    House Veterans Affairs Briefing

    Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Benefits Paul Lawrence addressed computer issues with the GI Bill benefit payments system. Mr. Lawrence stressed that student veterans who received less…

  • GI Bill Payments
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    GI Bill Payments

    Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Benefits Paul Lawrence and other VA officials testified on GI Bill payment delays and departmental informational technology issues.

  • VA Officials Testify on Whistleblower Protections
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    VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protections

    Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Peter O’Rourke testified before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on implementation of the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, which was signed into law…

  • House Panel Examines Maintenance and Expansion of Veterans Cemeteries
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    Memorializing Veterans

    Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves testified before a House Veterans' Affairs subcommittee on the maintenance of veterans cemeteries and memorials in the…

  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin Testifies on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget
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    Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

    During a hearing on President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget request, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin defended a trip to Europe in 2017 that an inspector general report said violated administration…

  • Federal Officials Testify on Homelessness Among Veterans
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    Veteran Homelessness

    The House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittees on Health and Economic Opportunity held a joint hearing on ways toreduce veterans homelessness. The first panel comprised leaders of organizations…

  • Hearing Examines Impact of Home Loan Practices on Veterans
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    Home Loan Practices and Veterans

    A House Veterans' Affairs subcommittee held an oversight hearing on a type of home loan re-financing practice known as “churning,” which targets veterans and service members. Committee…

  • Veterans Subcommittee Reviews Forever GI Bill Implementation
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    Veteran Education Programs

    The House Veterans' Affairs Economic Opportunity Subcommittee held a hearing on the implementation of a 2017 law that reauthorized and expanded education assistance programs for military…

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Hearing on Veterans Health Care Delays
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    Veterans' Health Care Delays

    Witnesses from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and oversight officials testified at a sometimes contentious hearing on ongoing delays in providing health care to veterans. Committee members…

  • Hearing on Veterans Disability Claims Backlog
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    Veterans Affairs Department Disability Claims Backlog

    Officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs testified at a hearing on the department’s implementation of the Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS) and its efforts to reduce the…

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