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Eric K. Shinseki's farewell message to VA employees upon resigning as secretary.

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  • May 30, 2014
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The VA would not be sending checks out to 5.18 million beneficiaries, the veterans affairs secretary told the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

One of the last remaining veterans of World War II in Congress called Thursday afternoon for his colleagues to end the government shutdown.

Join Federal Eye reporter Steve Vogel for a live discussion about the impact of the government shutdown on veterans.

The Department of Veterans Affairs warned Tuesday night that the government shutdown will reverse its progress on lowering the backlog of disability claims.

Veterans groups have reacted angrily to news of a possible extended government shutdown.

The threatened shutdown of the federal government could hamper efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce the big backlog of disability claims faced by veterans, advocates warn.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has failed to properly respond to serious problems that threaten patient safety at a VA hospital in Jackson, Miss., according to a new report from a federal watchdog agency.

The agencies provide "limited and inadequate" treatment for those issues, according to a new report issued by the American Legion.

The Department of Veterans Affairs' top health official on Monday told a House committee hearing into "preventable deaths" at VA medical facilities that the incidents represented "serious but not systemic" problems for the department.

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