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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:27:00 EST

VA statement on new chief of staff
Effective immediately, VA Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Executive Director Peter O'Rourke will serve as VA's permanent chief of staff, ensuring that the department works closely with the White House going forward. More...

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:53:00 EST

VA statement on departure of VA Chief of Staff
Today VA announced that the department's Chief of Staff Vivieca Wright Simpson has elected to retire following the release of a VA Inspector General investigation on Wednesday More...

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:10:00 EST

Statement on VA IG Report on Secretary Shulkin's Travel
Accountability and transparency are important values at VA under President Trump, and we look forward to reviewing the report and its recommendations in more detail before determining an appropriate response More...

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:26:00 EST

For Women's History Month, VA to Showcase Stories of 10 Women Veteran Athletes
WASHINGTON - From distance runners to cyclists, the stories of 10 women Veteran athletes will be displayed at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers around the country in March, to coincide with Women's History Month. More...

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:00:00 EST

President Trump Seeks $12B Increase in FY2019 VA Budget to Support Nation's Veterans
WASHINGTON - In the fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget, President Trump is proposing a total of $198.6 billion for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More...

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 11:55:00 EST

VA, Department of Treasury Advance in Partnership to Strengthen Prevention of Fraud, Waste and Abuse
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has formed a partnership with the U.S. Department of Treasury to develop new and innovative tools to combat fraud, waste and abuse, efforts that will help VA understand and More...

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 16:10:00 EST

VA Celebrates African-American Veterans throughout February
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced several events in celebration of African American History Month. More...

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 16:29:00 EST

VA Announces Aggressive New Approach for Low-Performing Medical Centers
Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced steps that it is taking as part of an aggressive new approach to produce rapid improvements at VA's low-performing medical facilities nationwide More...

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 15:14:00 EST

VA Announces Leadership Changes at Roseburg (Oregon) Medical Center
WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the Director of the Roseburg VA Health Care System, Doug Paxton has stepped down and an interim replacement has being named. This is step aimed at improving care for Veterans More...

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 22:31:00 EST

Statement by VA Secretary David Shulkin -- State of the Union
Under President Trump's leadership, VA is engaged in the largest transformation and modernization effort in decades More...



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