Tag: Veterans Affairs
Sen. Mark R. Warner led a group of senators urging the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to authorize leases for 18 major medical facilities.
Republicans and Democrats rarely agree on anything these days, but as the nation prepares to celebrate its bravest, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind finds that the vast majority of all Americans believe the United States is shortchanging its veterans.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the VA Accountability Act, H.R. 1994.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) recently introduced the Veterans Administration Legislative and Objective Review (VALOR) Act, H.R.3122, along with Congressman Tim Walz (D-Minnesota), which requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to undergo a biannual, independent audit by a non-governmental entity.
Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary John Harvey, and Secretary Bill Hazel met Wednesday with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to discuss ways that Virginia can partner with the VA to accelerate access to health care for Virginia veterans.
Andrea Sawyer of Colonial Heights, VA, takes her husband to all of his medical appointments as often as three or four times a week.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services and Budget Committees, released the following statement after meeting with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald to discuss challenges facing Virginia veterans, including issues with disability benefits and health care wait times.
Due to Senate inaction, Congress was forced at the last minute to take steps to fund the government through the current fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2015.
As we celebrate Veterans Day, I encourage you to remember those who have served. If you know a veteran, take a moment to hear their story and share your gratitude for their service.
As I travel around Virginia’s Fifth District, I constantly hear from constituents who are astounded and upset by the manner in which the federal government operates at times.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that DOMA Technologies, LLC, a Virginia Beach-based company that specializes in cloud-based data and document management, plans to create 150 new jobs and lease an additional 15,000 square feet of office space.
Today, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s re-election campaign announced a new ad, “Get It Right,” which highlights Senator Warner’s long history of fighting for the thousands of military men, women, veterans and families that reside in the Commonwealth.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) urged the new U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs to authorize the nationwide expansion of the College of William & Mary pro bono veterans legal clinic model to help more military veterans get their complex V-A disability claims submitted properly and processed more quickly.
Today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be awarding $11,312,352 in grants to help fight veterans’ homelessness in Virginia.
The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates adopted a policy today urging all law schools to create legal clinics to help veterans access the benefits they have earned.
Sen. Warner and the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) have been in discussions for several weeks with the V-A and White House officials to design a workable plan for a private-sector partnership with the V-A.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on final passage ofThe Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve veterans’ access to health care and address serious problems facing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):
Today, in response to the admission by the Central Intelligence Agency that it illegally spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Robert Sarvis called for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan and released the following statement:
U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s (D-VA) proposal to have private-sector technology experts assess and recommend fixes to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ broken scheduling system — at no cost to the taxpayers — has been included in the bipartisan House/Senate compromise legislation.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, which addresses the excessively long wait times and unacceptable mismanagement within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today after the Senate voted to confirm Robert McDonald as Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Last month, an audit of VA health facilities found that more than 57,000 veterans are still waiting for their first appointment.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the deal announced by House and Senate negotiators today to improve veterans’ access to health care and address serious problems facing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) met with the President’s nominee to lead the Veterans Affairs Department today and emphasized two Virginia-based initiatives that would help transform operations at the embattled agency.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) today applauded the nomination of former Procter & Gamble CEO and Army veteran Robert A. McDonald to serve as U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
I know how deeply you care about our veterans. Many of you are veterans yourselves — veterans serving veterans. You help them transition to civilian life, go to college, buy their first home, start a new business.
Warner for Virginia today announced the launch of Women for Warner, a dedicated group of women and men who have come together to support Sen. Warner’s campaign.
U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released a statement today following news that 80% of senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) received bonuses despite reports of extensive delays and preventable deaths at its health care facilities.
A bipartisan Senate resolution will encourage American communities to plan activities for Veterans Day 2014 to honor all post-9/11 veterans.
Like all Fifth District Virginians, I have been deeply disturbed by recent discoveries of unacceptable practices at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facilities.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today Virginia’s award of over $3.4 million from the United States Department of Labor to provide veterans with job training.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on Senate passage of The Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014.
The U.S. Senate today passed Sen. Mark R. Warner’s (D-VA) bipartisan proposal to enlist private sector technology companies to assist the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (V-A) assess and fix problems with the V-A scheduling system.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders, John McCain, Jeff Merkley, and Richard Burr to introduce The Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014.
Last week, we commemorated the 70th anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in our history, which took place on D-Day.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined 13 of his Senate colleagues today to introduce the Restoring Veterans’ Trust Act of 2014, legislation to correct underlying problems in access to medical care at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Earlier today, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki announced his resignation in light of the growing VA scandal. His resignation is only part of the solution to the systemic problems within the VA system.
Gen. Shinseki has served our country with distinction. I now believe he should step aside in order to allow our focus and our efforts to be on making the critically needed changes to fix the VA.
As we observe Memorial Day, we remember with gratitude all of those brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives while defending our great nation.
This Memorial Day weekend, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that nearly 70 US veterans will kill themselves. According to the DVA Veteran Suicides 2012 Report, 22 former servicemembers commit suicide every day on average, a number that is growing.
In a letter today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) called on the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) to immediately improve delays in diagnosis and treatment at its VA hospitals.
Recent reports of what can only be characterized as gross mismanagement within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are extremely alarming. We have heard claims of veterans waiting several months for treatment. Just a few days ago, information surfaced about the deaths of approximately 40 veterans who were waiting for treatment from a Phoenix VA facility.
The Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) are partnering to sponsor the third annual Veterans Only Job Fair.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed SB381, which transfers the responsibility for overseeing and coordinating efforts to strengthen homeland security from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security to the Secretary of Public Safety.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, both members of the Senate Budget Committee, released statements on President Obama’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015.