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VA sexual harassment investigation recommends firing, recouping bonuses from supervisors

An internal investigation at the Department of Veterans Affairs has substantiated claims of sexual harassment carried out by senior leaders in an office…

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House committee subpoenas VA for records in sexual harassment investigation

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VA committee leaders demand ‘guardrails’ for bonuses as agency claws back payouts to career executives

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VA wraps first-wave EHR fixes, but employees ‘strongly disagree’ it’s ready to move forward

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AP/Charles DharapakFILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

VA plans to spend last $2B in COVID-19 funds House Republicans want to claw back

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

The Department of Veterans Affairs will now provide abortions for veterans in life-threatening situations due to a pregnancy or in cases of rape and incest.

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In this May 29, 2017 photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Bost speaks to veterans at VFW Post  4183 in Belleville, Ill. Democrat Brendan Kelly is trying to retake a Southern Illinois House seat that Democrats held for more than 30 years before Bost won it in 2014. (Steve Nagy/Belleville News-Democrat, via AP)

House lawmakers pan VA EHR as ‘bad investment’ with upcoming $39B cost estimate

Rising costs estimated for the Veterans Affairs Department to fully migrate to its new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system are making the project a tough…

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Major VA workforce, health care bill passes House once more

The House Rules Committee on Tuesday advanced a revised version of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (Honoring Our PACT) Act that the Senate passed month, but addresses technical drafting errors.

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