(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Joe Biden

Another year, another record-high budget request for VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs has experienced several consecutive years of budget boosts, and 2022 may be no different. But unlike prior years, VA…

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Congress secures more paid leave for federal employees in new COVID-19 relief law

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(U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)In this Feb. 9, 2021 photo provided by the Department of Defense, Hickam 15th Medical Group host the first COVID-19 mass vaccination on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the COVID-19 vaccine, as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors and find the right pitch that will convince troops to take the shot. Some Army units are seeing as few as a third agree to the vaccine, others are higher. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)

More vaccination sites staffed by military get up and running

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(Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)Secretary of Veterans Affairs nominee Denis McDonough speaks during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)

Senate confirms former Obama chief of staff to oversee VA

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Denis McDonough

Biden’s choice to lead VA promises to ‘unstick’ agency’s complex challenges

Denis McDonough, the president’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, said he’ll bring his deep knowledge of government operations to the agency,…

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David Shulkin

Former VA Secretary Shulkin lays out challenges agency will be facing

Joe Biden has picked former WH chief of staff Denis McDonough to be the next Veterans Affairs Secretary. For what challenges McDonough is likely to face,…

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Denis McDonough

Veterans groups ‘surprised’ by Biden’s VA pick

In today’s Federal Newscast, veterans service organizations and others have mixed reactions to President-elect Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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