Mark Takano

Biden Budget

Biden pitches VA goals as part of bipartisan ‘unity agenda’ to divided Congress

The White House is promoting its unity agenda as a playbook for what the administration can accomplish with a Republican-controlled House.

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VA will provide ‘covered’ abortions, protect healthcare providers from state laws in new policy

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(AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, testifies before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

VA confidence in new EHR ‘shaken’ following cases of patient harm, McDonough says

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Lawmakers renew push to strip investigation authority from VA whistleblower office

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Congress wants more oversight over VA’s plans to implement automation

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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lake Fultz) SAN DIEGO (Dec. 28, 2021) Machinist’s Mate (Nuclear) 1st Class Kayla Matos, from Brooklyn, N.Y., receives a COVID-19 booster shot in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Though not mandatory, the Navy recommends all Navy personnel receive the COVID-19 vaccine booster. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lake Fultz) 211228-N-DN347-1008

Navy appeals court decision barring punishment for SEALs who refused vaccine

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VA’s struggling supply chain modernization initiative is under review

Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support failed to meet more than 40% of the needs staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ first implementation…

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Congress fears VA is ‘moving on’ amid persistent EHR challenges, low employee morale at initial go-live site

About 83% of employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ initial go-live site in Spokane, Washington, say their morale has worsened due to the electronic…

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California Democrat Mark Takano is chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee

Lawmakers directing ire at VA over another struggling IT project

House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee leadership want more information from VA leadership about its strategy to modernize its supply chain management system.

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