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Chairman of Veterans Affairs Committee calls the spending “wasteful.”
Female veterans die by suicide at nearly six times the rate of women who did not serve.
The chairman of the House veterans committee gave up on his effort to use VA employee bonuses to help pay for the project’s cost overrun.
Investigators say there is a pattern in the VA where whistleblowers who disclose wrongdoing face trumped-up charges, but employees who put vets’ health at risk go unpunished.
The House Committee on Veterans Affairs votes down Rep. Dina Titus’s amendment that would ensure same-sex veteran couples rights to benefits if a spouse dies in combat.
A VA-commissioned report finds the embattled agency to be in need of wide-ranging reforms to help former troops recover from the wounds of war.
The agency took up to seven months to process some subsidy applications, inspector general found. But in the meantime, calls went unanswered and voice mails were deleted.
When he became VA secretary, Robert McDonald promised to make “every employee a whistleblower,” but the veterans care agency still has the highest complaint registry of whistleblower abuse in the federal government.
For women who are returning home from war in historic numbers, the next battle is getting the help they need.
Army Corps of Engineers studied hospitals in Colorado, Florida, Louisiana and Nevada, all massively over budget and behind schedule.