Mike Coffman

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Reoccurring management challenges at the heart of VA’s recent GI bill confusion, agency admits

The Veterans Benefits Administration announced plans to reset its implementation of portions of the Forever GI Act, but the approach sparked confusion…

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IT modernization

Lawmakers frustrated with ‘bureaucratic incompetence’ as VBA struggles with overdue benefits changes

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As DoD, VA begin multibillion dollar EHR rollouts, Congress asks who’s in charge

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Members of the House of Representatives, some joined by family, gather in the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, as the 115th Congress gets under way. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Infrastructure, artificial intelligence and other congressional efforts you may not have heard about

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin/(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)David Shulkin

Shulkin to pay back travel expenses, turns attention back to unprecedented VA budget request

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Commission hopes national conversation sparks public interest in military, public service

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TRICARE, military pay raise and more, what’s on congressional plate this session

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U.S. Army soldiers representing units participating in the the Anaconda-16 military exercise, attend the opening ceremony, in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, June 6, 2016. Poland and some NATO members are launching their biggest ever exercise, involving some 31,000 troops, as central and eastern European nations are seeking strong security guarantees among concerns about Russia's assertiveness and actions. .(AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Lawmakers worry veterans aren’t getting enough face time with review boards

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Jeff Miller

Indecision, poor leadership led to $888 million overruns on VA hospital, IG says

The House Veterans Affairs Committee wrote to the Justice Department, asking that DOJ investigate whether VA officials lied before Congress when they testified…

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VA

Congress, VA debate: Who should schedule veterans’ appointments?

Congress is beginning to get a clearer picture of the Veterans Affairs Department’s new Choice Program, which lets veterans access private sector community…

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FILE - In this April 2, 2015, file photo, a visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif. A new program that was supposed to get patients off waiting lists at Veterans Affairs medical centers by letting them switch to private-sector doctors is proving to be an even bigger disappointment than initially thought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

New VA Choice plan earns cautious praise from Congress

Given the VA’s past performance, the House Veterans Affairs Committee said it’s worried about the implementation, timeline and budget for the new Veterans Choice Program. The VA said it will tap into the expertise of private medical providers to help meet the growing demand for veterans health care.

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