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  • Hearing on Veterans Choice Program Implementation and Future
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    Veterans' Health Care and Benefits

    Witnesses, including Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson, testified at a hearing on the implementation and future of the Veterans Choice program, which allows veterans on…

  • Veterans Affairs Secretary Testimony on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget
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    Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    Witnesses testified at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on the fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA was requesting $168 billion in…

  • Veterans Affairs Improvements Veterans Organizations
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    Veterans Affairs Improvements, Veterans Organizations

    Representatives from various veterans service organizations provided their recommendations for the Veterans Affairs Department and gave their views on the nomination of Robert McDonald as…

  • Veterans Affairs Hospital Delays
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    Veterans Affairs Hospital Delays

    Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee over delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals in Phoenix and elsewhere, and the deaths of at least 40 veterans who were…

  • Hearing on Disabled Veterans
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    Disabled Veterans

    Officials from the Disabled American Veterans organization outlined their 2014 legislative priorities at a joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees. In opening remarks,…

  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on issues related to veterans. Joe Violante was interviewed by phone about the Putting Veteran’s Funding First Act.

  • Civil Rights of Military Veterans and Service Members Panel 3
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    Civil Rights of Military Veterans and Service Members, Panel 3

    A panel of veterans' advocates and other service members spoke about how well the federal government was safeguarding their rights and providing needed benefits. An army major and physician…

  • Unemployment Among Veterans
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    Unemployment Among Veterans

    Witnesses testified on a bill to address high unemployment among military veterans. The proposed legislation established training and assistance programs for veterans entering the civilian…

  • Programs for Disabled Veterans
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    Programs for Disabled Veterans

    Mr. Violante discussed federal programs offered to disabled veterans and how much they are funded. He responded to audience telephone calls and electronic mail.

  • 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…

  • Gulf War Veteran Benefits
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    Gulf War Veteran Benefits

    Secretary Brown spoke about the administration’s decision to afford Gulf War veterans benefits for the "Gulf War Syndrome", a series of health care problems which have occurred to veterans…