24 Jul '17, 8pm

Veterans groups fight Trump Administration's back-door plan to privatize the V.A...

WASHINGTON – Eight national veterans organizations are calling on House lawmakers to vote “no” Monday night on legislation providing emergency funding for a nearly bankrupt program that pays for veterans to receive treatment outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs. After days of closed-door negotiations about how to address the funding shortfall, members of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs proposed $2 billion for the Veterans Choice Program to keep it going for the next six months. The money would be stripped from other VA programs. The bill, S. 114, was scheduled for a vote Monday night on the House floor. VA officials have said money for the program will run out by mid-August. Eight groups issued a joint statement Saturday, urging lawmakers to work on another plan to fund the Choice program without trimming other VA programs. They viewed the bill as a step ...

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stripes.com 24 Jul '17, 2pm

WASHINGTON – Eight national veterans organizations are calling on House lawmakers to vote “no” Monday night on legislation...

Proposed VA Choice funding fix fails in House vote

militarytimes.com 24 Jul '17, 11pm

WASHINGTON — House Republicans suffered a surprising setback during a full chamber vote on veterans funding Monday which p...

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militarytimes.com 24 Jul '17, 4pm

WASHINGTON — Leading veterans groups are opposing House lawmakers plans to extend the Veterans Affairs Choice program with...

Vet groups urge House to reject plan to fix VA'...

militarytimes.com 22 Jul '17, 8pm

WASHINGTON — Leading veterans groups are opposing House lawmakers plans to extend the Veterans Affairs Choice program with...

Despite his repeated promises, @SecShulkin can't shake VA privatization concerns

Despite his repeated promises, @SecShulkin can'...

militarytimes.com 24 Jul '17, 1pm

WASHINGTON — Nearly half a year into his job, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is still trying to convince critics...

Full statement from @SecShulkin on the renegoti...

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The veterans' groups criticized the plan as unacceptable privatization

The veterans' groups criticized the plan as una...

stripes.com 23 Jul '17, 1am

WASHINGTON — Eight major veterans' organizations on Saturday urged Congress to provide emergency money to the Department o...

BREAKING: Bad Veterans Bill Defeated After Vets...

iava.org 25 Jul '17, 12am

New York, NY (July 24, 2017) — Following is a statement released by IAVA in response to tonight’s flawed “Choice” bill in ...

VA News Release: VA Caregiver Support Program R...

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va.gov 26 Jul '17, 1pm

Transgender Vets, the VA, and Respect By Tom Cramer Tuesday, January 3, 2017 There are currently about 5,000 transgender V...

#Veterans Organizations Call on Members of Congress to Defeat Unacceptable Choice Funding Legislation

#Veterans Organizations Call on Members of Cong...

dav.org 23 Jul '17, 3pm

Urge House to Work with Senate to Reach a Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement Joint Statement from AMVETS, DAV (Disabled Ameri...

The 405-0 vote passing the #ForeverGIBill will ...

stripes.com 25 Jul '17, 12am

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers on Monday unanimously passed a host of changes to veterans’ education benefits that aim to bo...

Advancing veterans' access to medical marijuana...

stripes.com 21 Jul '17, 8pm

WASHINGTON – A measure allowing veterans easier access to medical marijuana garnered bipartisan support in Congress last y...

As administration wages war on legal marijuana, military veterans side with pot:

As administration wages war on legal marijuana,...

stripes.com 23 Jul '17, 10pm

WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) -- The Trump administration's attack on legal marijuana, already stymied by large states...

Statement by VA Secretary David J. Shulkin - Pa...

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