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Sen. Warner on Veterans Choice Program, V-A leases

Sen. Mark R. Warner comments after the Senate approved legislation to fund the Veterans Choice Program and authorize 28 delayed V-A medical facility leases​.

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Kaine introduces bill to address chronic VA workforce shortages

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined U.S. Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) to introduce the Better Workforce for Veterans Act.

McAuliffe Announces $68,000 donation to support state programs for homeless veterans

Smithfield Foods was honored for its donation to the Veterans Services Foundation in support of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services.

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Warner introduces bipartisan legislation to expand veteran caregiver services

Mark Warner introduced a bill to expand a program that helps those who care for wounded, ill, or injured veterans.

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Kaine on report on wait times at VA medical centers

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine comments on the report on wait times at VA medical centers.

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Sen. Warner on report on wait times at VA medical centers

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner comments on a report on long wait times at VA medical centers.

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Kaine backs bill to ease benefit appeals process for veterans

Sen. Tim Kaine announced co-sponsorship of legislation to reform the benefits appeals process for veterans.

Veterans Job Fair in Keswick on Oct. 26

A job fair/hiring event targeted specifically for veterans, veteran spouses and veterans with disabilities is set for Oct. 26.

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Senators introduce legislation to authorize delayed VA medical leases

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) led a bipartisan group of 18 senators seeking to improve veterans’ access to healthcare.

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Tim Kaine, Anne Holton vow to fight for veterans, military families

On Tuesday vice presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine campaigned with his wife, the Honorable Anne Holton in Fayetteville, N.C.

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Hillary for Virginia to launch Virginia Veterans and Military Families for Hillary

This week, Hillary for Virginia will launch Virginia Veterans and Military Families for Hillary with events in Arlington, Virginia Beach and Richmond.

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Robert Hurt: Thanking our country’s heroes

As we observe Memorial Day, we remember with gratitude all of those brave men and women who have defended our great nation.

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Robert Hurt: We must remain committed to those serving our country

The House of Representatives will be considering the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for this year.

Study to focus on societal perceptions and self-views of veterans

What does it mean to be a military-service veteran in the United States? Virginia Tech will try to answer that question and more.

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Warner seeks to protect combat-injured veterans from being improperly taxed on severance pay

Sen. Mark Warner introduced a bill to ensure that veterans who suffer service-ending combat-related injuries are not improperly taxed on the severance pay.

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Remembering a half century of sacrifice

Military veterans of the Vietnam War will gather at James Madison University Saturday to hear one of their own speak – and to receive honor for service to their country.

Bob Goodlatte: Connecting veterans with resources

Meeting veterans and hearing their stories is one of the highlights of my stops around the Sixth District.

House passes Delegate Stolle’s legislation to help veterans

The Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday passed legislation to help veterans transition to the workforce.

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Lt. Gov. Northam applauds McAuliffe’s veterans services budget proposal

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam released the following statement in response to Governor McAuliffe’s budget proposal to improve veterans services.


Governor McAuliffe announces budget proposals to support Virginia’s veterans

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a package of budget proposals that will provide nearly $13 million in services for veterans.

Benefits for veterans at Virginia Tech begin at application for admission

Veterans interested in attending Virginia Tech can apply for free – one of the many resources available to prospective students as well as current students and employees who are veterans.

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Robert Hurt: Caring for our veterans

This past week, as our nation came together on Veterans Day to honor those who have served our country, I traveled across the Fifth District and talked with many of Virginia’s brave veterans. In addition to attending several Veterans Day events, I visited McGuire VA Medical Center, the Salem VA Medical Center, and three Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, more commonly known as CBOCs, in Danville, Lynchburg, and Charlottesville.

Fishburne Military School honors military veterans

On Wednesday at the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Fishburne Military School, cadets placed American flags on grounds in the school’s quad in memory of Fishburne alums who gave their life to their country in wars dating back to the Spanish-American War in the 19th century.

Bob Goodlatte: Saying thank you to our veterans

Thank you. To many, these are just two simple words. But to our veterans, they mean much more. Today, we honor the men and women who for generations have served our country with great sacrifice and dedication. We are blessed to live in the United States, and every day I am thankful for the service of our men and women in uniform.

Senators introduce new legislation to improve staffing at VA health centers

Today, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues held a press conference in the U.S. Capitol to announce the introduction of the Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement Act, bipartisan legislation to make commonsense changes in staffing policies at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and improve veterans care at VA health care facilities.

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Robert Hurt: Thanking our nation’s veterans

As we commemorate Veterans Day, we remember with gratitude all those brave service members who throughout American history, have courageously fought to preserve our freedoms.

Virginia Tech student veterans reflect on their military service

Trey VanHout of Roseland, Virginia, a junior majoring in materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering, grew up a Hokie fan. He said he loved the football team and Virginia Tech appealed to him as one of the best engineering schools in the nation.

Poll: Americans blame Congress, VA for poor care of veterans

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.

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Dominion Virginia Power marks Veteran’s Day by helping local veterans with weatherization, energy assistance

Dominion Virginia Power volunteers and weatherization experts will join forces on the eve of Veteran’s Day to help and honor veterans who have served our nation.

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JMU to salute veterans

James Madison University will recognize veterans of the armed forces with an extensive flag display on the Quadrangle Wednesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

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Veterans can save on tree purchases

To thank them for their service, U.S. military veterans can save 15 percent off their tree seedling orders the week of Nov. 9 – 13, according to officials at the Virginia Department of Forestry.


Homegrown by Heroes helps veterans promote farm products

Farmers who are military veterans are getting help marketing agricultural products from a new branding program of the Farmer Veteran Coalition called Homegrown By Heroes.

Augusta County Library invites veterans to reading, discussion program

Augusta County Library has joined forces with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to offer Talking Service, a reading and discussion program for veterans and their families.

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Robert Hurt: Fifth District veterans deserve better

I traveled across the Fifth District and met with many veterans from Henry County to Brunswick County and from Fauquier County to Danville.

Warner, Kaine, McCain introduce legislation honoring Phyllis Galanti’s service to America’s military families

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Senate Armed Services Chairman Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) have introduced bipartisan legislation honoring the late Phyllis Galanti’s service to America’s military men and women and their families by naming the outdoor arboretum at Richmond’s McGuire VA Medical Center The Phyllis Galanti Memorial Arboretum.

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Robert Hurt: Thanking those who served on Memorial Day

As we observe Memorial Day, we remember with gratitude all of those brave men and women who have defended our great nation, and we pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. To all of those who are and have been members of our armed forces – thank you for all that you do in the name of American liberty.

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Robert Hurt: Our veterans deserve better from the VA

Last month marked one year since we learned of the gross mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that resulted in tragic outcomes for those who have made countless sacrifices to protect our nation’s freedoms.

Governor McAuliffe announces bipartisan plan to fund two new veterans care centers

At a press conference today in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a bipartisan compromise that will allow Virginia to proceed with the design and construction of two new centers in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads that will offer quality health care to veterans.

Virginia Tech partners with U.S. Small Business Administration to teach entrepreneurship to veterans

In recognition of the university’s continuing commitment to veterans, the U.S. Small Business Administration has selected Virginia Tech to host a one-day Boots to Business entrepreneurial workshop tailored specifically for past and present service members and their dependents.


Governor McAuliffe touts Virginia progress in ending veteran homelessness

Today at the Virginia War Memorial, state and federal leaders convened to recognize community partners from Roanoke, Richmond, the Peninsula, and South Hampton Roads who participated in a 100 Day Challenge to tackle veteran homelessness in Virginia.


House Republican leaders discuss veterans care centers legislation

Rep. Randy Forbes (R-4th), Rep. Rob Wittman (R-1st), Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Rich Anderson (R-Manassas) and Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) discussed the veterans care center legislation before the House.

Governor McAuliffe announces new healthcare options for Virginia veterans

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia veterans who face barriers to accessing the Veterans Administration (VA) health system will have more options for care through new provider agreements between the VA and community health centers.

Bills to fund Veterans Care Centers advance from House Appropriations Committee

Legislation to provide $66.7 million in state funding for new Veterans Care Centers in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads advanced from the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday.

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Randy Forbes: The heroes behind our heroes

Andrea Sawyer of Colonial Heights, VA, takes her husband to all of his medical appointments as often as three or four times a week.

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Sen. Tim Kaine meets with Secretary of Veterans Affairs

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.

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Randy Forbes: Reflections on what a Republican majority means for 2015

As we look to a new year and a new Congress, we have before us a unique opportunity with a Republican majority in both Houses.

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Governor McAuliffe announces veterans and military families legislation

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a series of legislative proposals aimed at enhancing employment and educational opportunities for Virginia veterans as part of his ongoing effort to build a new Virginia economy.

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Robert Hurt votes for bill restoring 40-hour work week requirement to ObamaCare

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) voted in favor of two bills that Republicans are touting as protecting American workers from President Obama’s healthcare law.

Press Conference: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks with reporters after the Cowboys’ 44-17 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Herring and CFPB take action against retailer for abusive collections practices towards servicemembers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Attorneys General of North Carolina and Virginia took action today to protect military servicemembers from illegal debt collection practices.