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VA Secretary backs expanding caregiver program to older vets

WASHINGTON -- Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin supports expanding his department's caregiver benefits to families of veterans of all eras, and thinks the move...

House GOP targets VA’s ‘bad apples’ in vote next week

House Republicans are gearing up for a vote next week on legislation that would make it easier to fire, demote and strip bonus awards...

Report: VA Physician Not Disciplined For Performing Unnecessary Heart Surgeries On...

A federal whistleblower agency released a report Wednesday confirming that a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) physician performed totally unnecessary and invasive surgeries on...

VA expands mental health care for discharged veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs will offer urgent mental health care beginning this summer to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges,...

VA to Expand Mental Health Care for Discharged Veterans

WASHINGTON-The Department of Veterans Affairs will offer urgent mental health care beginning this summer to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, part...

VA Secretary says a Choice program extension is needed now

WASHINGTON -- Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said his department's controversial Choice Card program needs to be reauthorized to ensure better medical care access...

VA to start offering mental health care to ‘bad paper’ veterans

WASHINGTON -- Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said his department will start offering mental health services for veterans with other-than-honorable dismissals as soon as...

Lawmakers want more help for 440,000-plus veterans caught in paperwork mistakes

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers are asking the Department of Veterans Affairs to extend health care enrollment deadlines for more than 440,000 veterans who may have...

VA Secretary Shulkin is ‘designated survivor’

David Shulkin was perhaps President Donald Trump's least controversial Cabinet nominee. | AP PhotoVeterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin will not attend President...

What’s in the VA secretary’s 10-point plan to reform his department?

WASHINGTON -- In appearances before veterans groups this week, Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin is outlining his 10-point plan for reforming department operations...

Trump’s New VA Secretary Just ROCKED The System… Announces Removal of...

Advertisement - story continues belowPresident Donald Trump spoke frequently on the campaign trail about reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs so those who...

Dem 2020 hopefuls lead pack in opposing Trump Cabinet picks

Democratic senators with White House ambitions are leading the charge to sink President Trump's Cabinet picks. Sens. (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and (Vt.) are...

VA Secretary: ‘It’s time to stop beating us up’

WASHINGTON -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shuklin said he's tired of the constant "berating" of his department and thinks the negative reports may...

VA secretary: Some employees are ‘going to be fired’

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin pledged Thursday to fire VA workers who need to be fired in order to ensure the troubled agency can...

Shulkin promises problematic VA workers will be fired

WASHINGTON -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin promised to crack down on underperforming employees and fire unacceptable workers in his first televised interview...

Republicans Freak Out As Senate Democrats Have Made It Impossible For...

Senate Democrats have found the perfect tactic to prevent Trump and the Republican Congressional majority from accomplishing anything. By using all of their time...

President Trump’s Cabinet scorecard: Who’s been confirmed?

Confirmed (in chronological order)Defense: James Mattis (confirmed 1/20, 98-1)Homeland Security: John Kelly (confirmed 1/20, 88-11)CIA: Mike Pompeo (confirmed 1/23, 66-32)UN Ambassador: Nikki Haley (confirmed...

Mike Flynn Dumped By Trump! Wonkagenda For Tues., Feb. 14, 2017

Morning Wonkers! Grab some chocolate, or some coffee, or put some chocolate in your coffee and get uncomfortably close to Yr Wonkette because...

Ex-anchor, boyfriend of slain journalist leaves TV for politics

A Virginia news anchor whose girlfriend was fatally shot during a live 2015 interview announced he's leaving television to run for office. Chris Hurst,...

David Shulkin Confirmed as Secretary of Veterans Affairs in Unanimous Vote

WASHINGTON-The Senate easily confirmed Dr. David Shulkin Monday night to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs in a rare bipartisan show of support.Dr. Shulkin,...