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President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets.
The White House says President Donald Trump will sign a bill Friday to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees.
The Department of Veterans Affairs was scolded by both parties over its budget Wednesday as lawmakers scurried to find a fix to an unexpected shortfall of more than $1 billion that would threaten medical care for thousands of veterans in the coming months. Under repeated questioning, VA Secretary David Shulkin acknowledged the department may need emergency funds.
A federal judge this week dismissed a medical malpractice suit filed by the children of a Navy veteran who died in 2014 from bleeding on the brain after he was discharged from Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center.
The Senate is poised to approve legislation to make firing employees easier for the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s part of an accountability effort urged by President Donald Trump.
Federal authorities have launched dozens of new criminal investigations into possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn’t going away despite new prevention efforts.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted new efforts Wednesday to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, even while acknowledging his department isn’t seeking additional money to pay for it.
Top lawmakers on Capitol Hill have reached a bipartisan deal on legislation to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to take swift action to fire employees, an overhaul of long-guaranteed civil service protections that President Donald Trump promised he would enact to bring accountability to the troubled agency.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says his department is seeking to close perhaps more than 1,100 VA facilities nationwide as it develops plans to allow more veterans to receive medical care in the private sector.
Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is leaving thousands of positions unfilled, citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector.
President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday to temporarily extend a program that lets some veterans seek medical care in the private sector, part of an effort by the president to deliver on a campaign promise.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping a partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain will reduce some of its strain in providing urgent care to about 120,000 veterans who receive treatment at the Phoenix VA medical center.
Shadow, the service dog, got her day in court. Her handler, 60-year-old veteran Danny Ralph, was found not guilty Wednesday on a charge of disorderly conduct stemming from his takedown arrest last July after he refused to take Shadow away from Mann-Grandstaff Medical VA Medical Center in Spokane.
The aging veterans sit in camp chairs inside a pop-up awning with makeshift blue-tarp walls. A propane heater makes it liveable as the Army, Navy and Air Force veterans began their eighth month of a low-intensity protest against Veterans Administration officials.
On a cold day last December, Charlie Monroe was preparing to leave Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center when he noticed a man staring at him.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning of a rapidly growing backlog for veterans who seek to appeal decisions involving disability benefits, saying it will need much more staff even as money remains in question due to a tightening Trump administration budget.
Local veterans with service-related injuries can begin making appointments at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane to be evaluated for in vitro fertilization.
The VA medical center in Spokane has job openings for doctors and nurses that may or may not be filled because of Trump’s hiring freeze.
President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he has tapped David Shulkin, a physician who is currently serving in the Obama administration as VA under secretary, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans could make VA medical appointments online under a bill moving through Congress.