Veterans Affairs News

April 2019



Veterans Affairs Day held Friday

Brewing Capitol Hill fight: Is VA broken or under attack?

Frustrations mount over lack of progress on preventing veterans’ suicide

Leidos Taps New Senior Director for Veterans Affairs Business Dev’t

Medicare and Medicaid Services join to strengthen safety surveillance for medications issued to Veterans

Governor signs law to limit state veteran agency's powers to approve relief funds

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doubles Down on Veterans Affairs Gaffe, Chalks Up Concerns to ‘Myth’ and Fox News 🎥

Veteran dies by suicide outside Cleveland VA hospital Monday, lawmakers demand action 🎥


We have to talk about this week's 'SEAL Team' death

From Collector: Reporting for Duty

VA Doctors Prescribing Unnecessary Antibiotics, Study Says

Class action denied for vets' lawsuit over Tomah VA dental problems

Senator Howe, colleagues, pass veterans budget that provides supportive services, honors veteran legacies

Senate: Government, Consumer and Veterans Affairs

Congress will hold a hearing on three marijuana bills

Veterans subcommittee moves forward with marijuana bills widening access to medical pot

Veterans News: Agent Orange-related health coverage to expand 📅


Costs of Expanding Agent Orange Vet Benefits Perplexing Congress

Brindisi introduces bill to improve VA mental health resources

White House Blasted for Failing to Protect Student GIs

Trump says Ocasio-Cortez is right about Veterans Affairs

AOC fires back at Trump's back-handed compliment about the Veterans Affairs as she returns to Twitter

Vitals in redesigning veterans’ healthcare

Retired brigadier general slams AOC's characterization of the VA

New bill would allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to veterans 🎥

Rose demands answers from VA on veterans’ suicides

La. Veterans Affairs Department heads discuss benefits and services 🎥


Veterans' suicides at VA facilities are apparent protests against poor care, advocates say 🎥

Ocasio-Cortez defends VA healthcare to veterans: 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' 🎥

More than 6,700 veterans from Afghan war receiving federal assistance for PTSD

Davis Hopes Agent Orange Benefits For “Blue Water” Vietnam Vets Passes Congress This Year

Utah Man Pushes for Census to Include Veterans Question

Maryland man indicted for defrauding program for disabled veterans

As a VA Intermediate Care Technician, Navy Veteran Ryan Wyatt found a second home for his service and skills

Three unclaimed veterans to be laid to rest Wednesday in Beaufort

Overland Park widow spent years battling VA for benefits


Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie Visits, Praises Manchester VA

Indiana veteran in long wait to receive benefits from the VA 🎥

Mental health expert named new head of White River Junction VA Medical Center

Senators move to ramp up oversight of VA's $16B EHR project

Lawmakers consider legislation to find reasons behind veteran suicides

VA sees growing 3D printing network as ‘new frontier’ for agency’s medical research

VA IG: Decentralization to blame for housing stipend, IT shortfalls

Veteran suicides draw new attention after Georgia deaths


Veterans Affairs Cerner EHR Replacement For VistA To Cost 60 Percent More

VA snafus prompt bipartisan call for more EHR oversight

McGuire VA Medical Center uses technology to make everyday life easier for veterans with disabilities

In the Bronx, AOC Advocates for a ‘VA for All’

New legislation would recognize nine more diseases caused by Agent Orange 📅

Legislation to address uptick of veteran suicides at VA facilities 🎥

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez holds veterans healthcare town hall in the Bronx 🎥

Morelle introduces bill to reform VA spending after audit finds millions left unspent 🎥

VA Looks to 3D-Printing to Improve Veteran Care

Local veteran recognized by the City of Laredo 🎥


After Court Mandate, VA Is Increasing Contracts With Vet-Owned Businesses

Putting Veterans at Risk

3 veterans die of suicide over 5 days at VA facilities in 2 states 🎥

Former Lockheed Counter-Intelligence Chief Nominated VA Deputy Secretary

Inspector finds mismanagement at Indiana's veterans affairs

Tuesday on Lake Effect: Veterans Affairs Secretary, Montessori Schools, Spring Wines 🔊

Federal Veterans Affairs, STG International, Inc. officials to host Town Hall in Pierre April 18

Veterans Affairs Day April 26 at Legion

Cheyenne Veterans Affairs reports phone scam targeting vets


Report: Veteran's leg amputated after VA fails to log home care appointments

Injured veterans turning to medical marijuana in increasing numbers

Employee at Indianapolis VA reassigned after mix-up led to veteran’s leg amputation

Committee Will Study Respiratory Diseases Related to Military Burn Pits, Dust

Peer-run veterans respite home to launch in Wisconsin

Man Who Pretended To Be Blind Sentenced For Defrauding VA

VA Black Hills Health Care focusing on quality care, suicide prevention in 2019

A veteran shot and killed himself in the waiting room of a Texas VA clinic

Inspector finds mismanagement at Indiana's veterans affairs

Three Veterans in Five Days Die by Suicide at VA Facilities


'It felt more realistic’: Allentown middle school students hear from veterans

Veteran who killed himself outside of Dublin VA hospital identified

VA MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES: Actions Needed to Improve Management and Oversight of VA Operations

New bill fully protects veterans from losing federal benefits for marijuana use

VA Turns to App Developers to Overcome Legacy Tech

Here are 12 big changes veterans caregivers will see in the next year

Vet gets his foot cut off because VA made administrative errors

Report: No criminal charges in Indiana Dept. of Veterans Affairs flap 🎥

Rollout may not be perfect, but VA insists it’s ready for the MISSION Act

VA Struggles to Curb 'Parking Lot' Suicides at Its Own Facilities


Two veterans kill themselves at separate VA medical centers in Georgia

Wall Commemorating Vietnam War To Visit Southern Illinois 🎥

Commentary: It's time to let our veterans heal

Schumer highlights alleged shortcomings of veterans caregiver program

Over 50 VA Nursing Homes Found to Have Caused “Actual Harm” to Veterans

York forms Veterans Affairs committee

The History of the Veterans Affairs, How It works, and the Efforts to Privatize It

Interview: Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie


Sen. Klobuchar’s staffers hear from veterans

3 issues that put VA officials on defense in front of Congress this week

Cumberland Co. seeks to connect veterans in new assistance program

VA budget includes Marion National Cemetery project

Saskatchewan reverend awarded for veteran mental health support 🎥

Connecticut considering an alert system for missing veterans

Mobile Dental Services for Veterans at Grand Traverse Mall


House VA Committee Questions Agency on IT for MISSION Act

Despite critical report, VA officials confident in systems as MISSION Act launch approaches

How ex-congressman Jeff Miller is single-handedly shaping the push to privatize VA health care

U.S. House Lawmakers Urge Stop to VA Program Over IT Issues

Justice Dept. Faces Pressure to Resist Appealing Vietnam Vets' Landmark Victory

Washington DC VA Medical Center Employees Say They Still Lack Resources 🎥

USM Veterans Center Adds Veterans Services Officer to Staff

VA Won’t Delay Launch of Private Care Software Tool Despite Reported Flaws

VA to Roll Out Community Care Expansion Even If IT Systems Aren't Ready


Veterans Affairs using 3D-printed shoulder implants — 4 insights

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Joins DirectTrust’s Accredited Trust Anchor Bundle

Congress pits VA mortgage costs against veterans' health care

Veterans' Affairs $112m rebuild survives unscathed

New federal questionnaire making it harder for PTSD veterans to get help, critics warn

VA also needs to improve health care for women in the military, lawmakers say 🎥

Lawmakers calling for Department of Veterans Affairs to better serve women 🎥

Photos: New Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Davenport

VETERANS AFFAIRS: Addressing IT Management Challenges Is Essential to Effectively Supporting the Department's Mission

City assembles veterans affairs board