Veterans Affairs News

June 2019

06/25/2019:

Despite concerns VA OKs prescribing new controversial antidepressant

‘Two-Faced’ – VA Whistleblower Retaliation Still A National Embarrassment

Union calls for investigation into hospital for veterans in Winnipeg

(POSTPONED) The value of our veterans: A conversation with Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) and Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) on reforming the VA

Amendment to allow VA doctors to help veterans get medical marijuana pulled from vote

O'Rourke proposes 'war tax' to support veterans 🎥

VA Announces Renewed Focus On Mental Health Outreach

Gov. Whitmer appoints Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency director

06/15/2019:

NDAA pushes DOD-VA cooperation on health record modernization

VA recreation fair connects veterans to adaptive activities

Prescott VA soon to be smoke-free campus after federal ban

General tax dollars to boost Veterans Trust Fund as number of King home residents decline

Taking the 'work’ out of disability claims paperwork

Veterans Affected By Burn Pits Can Soon Participate In New Texas Registry

Orange County veterans cemetery gets $20 million in state budget, but officials still disagree on location

New VA Disability Compensation Claim Tool Reports Positive User Metrics

Bourbon maker gives local vets group a $10K shot

06/13/2019:

Veterans affairs extends Naber’s commission

Congress Questions Leadership of VA Health Record Overhaul

Blue Water Navy Bill Awaits Trump’s Signature

Grant to boost veterans services in Otsego County

EXCLUSIVE: After the VA missed a spine-eating infection, a loophole kept him from suing. A new bill would change that for other vets

DOD and VA's decisionmaking body for health record modernization lacks a decider

New VA Policy Aims to Stop Veterans from Hiding Guns in Wheelchairs

Improvements in Facility Planning Needed to Ensure VA Meets Changes in Veterans' Needs and Expectations

06/11/2019:

VA health care facilities to go smoke-free

VA’s collective bargaining proposals spark concern from nearly 130 lawmakers

You can open your home to a senior veteran in need through a special VA program 🎥

As a VA healthcare leader, Dr. Glennon Park ensures that Veterans receive the best emergency care

Austin will host 2 town hall meetings focusing on Veterans Need Assessment

Group offers free PTSD help for veterans but not enough are signing up for it

05/11/2019:

Veterans, troops can’t file claims for exposure to toxins. This bill would help change that.

Montgomery's Vietnam Vets Commemoration Scheduled For May 21

Spending bill gives VA $1.6B for EHR upgrade

Home construction and sale to benefit veteran program

Veterans Affairs launches campaign for VA mental health 🎥

State Sen. Pam Iovino named minority chairwoman of veterans affairs committee

05/09/2019:

Veterans memorial extends tribute to first responders

Church’s Patriotic Service Highlights Bomb Wing Veteran

Cross wins third at state history contest

Home front Resource Center honors 2019 Veterans of the Year

Suicides on VA properties sound the alarm on veteran care 🎥

Veterans Affairs partners with Alzheimer’s Association for outreach

Lawsuit calls for POW Bible to be removed from VA hospital display

VA May Have Incorrect Addresses for 25,000 Veterans

Vietnam veteran waits months for prosthetic leg from Phoenix VA 🎥

House Veterans' Affairs Committee votes to protect vets from higher interest rates on home loan refinancing 🎥
Borne The Battle 144: Joseph Pennington – Navy Seabee Veteran, Allstate Director of Military Programs

ND: Best in the U-S For Vets!

05/07/2019:

VA and union clash in negotiations for a new contract

Congressional Committee To Vote On Two Marijuana Bills This Week

Army veteran accused of wounding doctor may get plea deal in hospital shooting

Vietnam veteran seeking help from Veteran Affairs for exposure to Agent Orange 🎥 📅

Loophole leaving veterans liable for ER bills

Microsoft Xbox partnership provides controllers to local VA

VA Continues To Oppose Access To Medical Marijuana For Veterans 🎥

Bible display at Veterans Affairs facility in New Hampshire triggers lawsuit 🎥

05/04/2019:

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center expands mental health services to help local veterans

Secretary Of The VA Pushes New Anti-Worker Agreement On AFGE Members

Tama County Veterans Affairs Office repairs set

Can anyone lead the $20B DOD-VA health IT modernization project?

New VA clinic in North Charleston marks changing times for SC veterans

‘My dad died at their hands’: WWII vet fatally injured in VA nursing home 🎥

05/02/2019:

VA secretary addresses veterans' health concerns on Martinsburg visit

Feds find no deficiencies in Huntsville VA home after investigation into abuse, neglect 🎥

A place to call home for veterans: Morrison facility earns certification from VA to offer vets free, discounted services

Veterans’ primary care, access and equity, and internist careers are focuses of annual physicians’ meeting in D.C.

Veterans Affairs Canada is hosting a Career and Education Fair for Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members and their Families

House panel considers 'blue water' bill in wake of court ruling

Meet the women helping VA work for women veterans

VA Comes Out Against Bills on Medical Marijuana for Veterans

Rep. Williams Appointed as Democratic Secretary of the Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee