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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:59:00 EDT

VA staffing new White House VA Hotline Principally with Veterans
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the two-month pilot phase of the new White House VA Hotline that began in June has demonstrated that Veterans calling the hotline respond best when their calls are answered by fellow Veterans an More...

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 14:08:00 EDT

MSPB forces VA to take back fired official, VA exploring all options under new accountability authorities
On August 2, the Vice Chairman of the federal Merit Systems Protection Board ordered a stay of VA's removal of the former director of the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center. MSPB's stay order requires VA to return Brian Hawkins, fired on July 28, to work More...

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 12:03:00 EDT

VA Secretary Shulkin to keynote health-care and technology Demo Day at Georgetown University
VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin will be the featured speaker at VA's annual health-care and technology Innovation Demo Day, to be held Aug. 8 at Georgetown University's Lohrfink Auditorium. More...

Fri, 4 Aug 2017 18:06:00 EDT

VA Extends Funding to Groups Impacted By Grant and Per Diem Program Changes
VA Secretary David J. Shulkin announced an extension of funding to organizations that applied for Fiscal Year 2018 grants under VA's Homeless Providers' Grant and Per Diem Program, but would be found ineligible due to new program guidelines. More...

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 18:19:00 EDT

Statement by VA Secretary David J. Shulkin - Passage of the Forever GI Bill
Congress has spoken with a strong voice in support of our Veterans this afternoon. The Forever GI Bill expands the success our Veterans have had with the GI Bill providing opportunities that otherwise would not be possible More...

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 12:21:00 EDT

Statement by VA Secretary David J. Shulkin - Congressional Approval of VA Choice Funding Legislation
Congress took an important step last night in helping the VA to continue to build an integrated system that allows Veterans to receive the best healthcare possible, whether from VA or the private sector. The $2.1B in Choice funding ensures there will be More...

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 16:35:00 EDT

VA Answers Governor Christie's Call on Opioid, Launches S.T.O.P. P.A.I.N Advices and Guidelines
When it comes to treating pain and substance abuse, the Department of Veterans Affairs is recognized by many as a leader in the pain management field and the responsible use of opioids across the VA healthcare system. More...

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:33:00 EDT

VA Caregiver Support Program Resumes Full Operations
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Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:26:00 EDT

Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin Statement on House Passage of S. 114, the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act
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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:11:00 EDT

Statement From Secretary Shulkin on Agreement Reached on Funding to Increase Veterans Access to Health Care and Strengthen VA Workforce
WASHINGTON - On behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the nation's Veterans, I want to commend the leadership of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees on their agreement on legislation that will greatly benefit Veterans. More...



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