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    Veterans Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony

    President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and delivered Veterans Day remarks at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. Veterans Affairs Secretary…

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    Veterans' Health Care

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald testified at a Commission on Care report with recommendations for improving the VA health care system. The chair of that commission also testified…

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    Secretary Robert McDonald on Veterans' Health Care

    Secretary Robert McDonald talked about his efforts to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system, which has faced criticism for long wait times for services and…

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    Veterans' Health Care

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald delivered remarks at the Brookings Institution discussing veterans health care and his agency’s 'MyVA" transformation strategy. In addition,…

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    Veterans' Health Care Policy

    Secretary Robert McDonald talked about the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system, outlining goals to improve veterans' access to health care. He urged Congress to take action on…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for the 65th Infantry Regiment

    Congressional leaders presented the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers. The regiment was composed of Puerto Rican service members…

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    Newsmakers with Secretary Robert McDonald

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald talked about how he was addressing long wait times for veterans at VA hospitals, along with reports of VA under-staffing, wasteful spending at…

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    Veterans Affairs Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    Veterans Affairs (VA) officials testified on their department’s fiscal year 2017 budget request. Secretary Robert McDonald talked about the progress he has observed since he became…

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    Veterans Affairs Modernization

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald and two other VA officials testified at a hearing on the department’s strategic plan to improve and modernize agency operations. Secretary McDonald outlined the key…

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    Veterans Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony

    President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and delivered Veterans Day remarks at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. Veterans Affairs Secretary…

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    Veterans and Criminal Justice System

    Speakers at the third annual Veterans Treatment Court included Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald. In his keynote address he talked about Obama administration efforts to reduce claims…

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    Secretary Robert McDonald on Veterans Issues

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke about the state of the the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and efforts to improve the department’s health care system.

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    Secretary Robert McDonald at the American Legion Convention

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald addressed the American Legion 97th National Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center. He spoke about the importance of supporting veterans,…

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    2015 White House Conference on Aging, Discussion on Caregivers

    The 2015 White House Conference on Aging began with a panel discussion on the role of and support for caregivers.

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    Veterans Affairs Health Care and Budget

    Robert McDonald, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), was interviewed by Politico chief White House correspondent, Mike Allen. Topics of discussion included veteran health care…

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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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    University of Utah Commencement Address

    Secretary Robert McDonald gave the commencement address to the 2015 graduating class of the University of Utah. He spoke about the importance of having a purpose in life and making a…

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    Veterans Affairs Department Budget for Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017

    Secretary Robert McDonald testified on the Department of Veterans Affairs' budget requests for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The proposed budget was $168.8 billion, including funding to…

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    President Obama Welcomes Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride

    President Obama, Veterans Secretary McDonald, and Vice President Biden welcomed participants of the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House. The cycling event aims to help…

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald News Conference

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke to reporters and answered their questions at a press briefing. He apologized for falsely claiming to a homeless veteran he spoke to in Los…

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