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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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    Veterans Affairs Employees Relocation Program

    Veterans Affairs (VA) officials testified at a hearing on employees' alleged abuse of the department’s relocation program and related incentives. Two of the witnesses pleaded the Fifth…

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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.

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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.…

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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…

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    Veterans Affairs Health Care and Budget

    Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald testified at a hearing on his department’s fiscal year 2015 budget shortfall. The secretary warned committee members of the…

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    Department of Veterans Affairs Budget

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing to assess the fiscal state of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the growing wait times for veterans to receive health care. VA…

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    Veterans Affairs Health Care Staffing

    Physicians and nurses representing veteran service organizations testified at a hearing on ways to alleviate staffing issues at health care facilities run by the Department of Veterans…

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    Veterans Health Care and Benefits

    The House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees held a joint hearing to receive legislative presentations from multiple veterans' service organizations. Topics included the G.I. Bill,…

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    Veterans' Affairs

    “Joint Hearing of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees to receive the Legislative Presentation of The American Legion”

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