22 Jul '17, 8pm

Vet groups urge House to reject plan to fix VA's budget gap:

WASHINGTON — Leading veterans groups are opposing House lawmakers plans to extend the Veterans Affairs Choice program with emergency funding, saying the plan unfairly shifts needed monies away from department programs. But supporters say the move simply keeps the much-needed health care program afloat while lawmakers sort-out long term fixes, and that blocking the move could harm thousands of veterans. In a letter sent out Saturday, leaders from a coalition of eight veterans groups said they oppose a House plan set for votes Monday that would provide about $2 billion for VA Choice services for the next six months. The funds would come from trims to other VA programs, an offset that the groups said are not in themselves a problem. However, the groups said they oppose “legislation that includes funding only for the ‘Choice’ program which provides additional community care op...

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Proposed VA Choice funding fix fails in House vote

militarytimes.com 24 Jul '17, 11pm

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militarytimes.com 24 Jul '17, 11pm

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House passes VA Choice funding fix in final pre-recess work, 414-0

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militarytimes.com 28 Jul '17, 4pm

WASHINGTON — In a final flurry of activity before their scheduled August recess, House lawmakers passed a series of vetera...

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New deal reached to fix VA budget crisis after vets protest

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militarytimes.com 28 Jul '17, 1am

WASHINGTON — House Republicans and Democrats reached agreement Thursday on a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fi...

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va.gov 26 Jul '17, 1pm

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House rejects plan to let VA doctors talk about marijuana:

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militarytimes.com 26 Jul '17, 8pm

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dav.org 28 Jul '17, 5pm

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