Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - 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 accountability office says it’s improved, but whistleblowers aren’t so sure

The House is considering new legislation in effort to reform VA’s beleaguered Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, while the Senate is…

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VA launches strategic review, considers schedule changes amid concerns with new EHR

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Bipartisan group of senators ask VA to rank and prioritize unfunded IT projects

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(Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient Alford Washington, Sr., receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Alanna Williams at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System's gymnasium in New Orleans, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Washington was part of the Pathfinder Unit in Vietnam where he survived a plane crash that killed 7 people in Oct. 28, 1967. He said he had no concerns receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. (Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

Senators seek bigger role, more doses for VA in vaccine distribution efforts

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VA data breach also hit 17,000 community care providers, senators say

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VA’s pandemic hiring spree continues, but Congress wishes reforms could have taken place years ago

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VA doesn’t have the personal protective equipment it needs to handle second pandemic wave

The Department of Veterans Affairs said it needs a six-month supply of personal protective equipment and other medical supplies to adequately handle a…

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VA preparing for potential coronavirus ‘rebound’ in the fall

Though the Department of Veterans Affairs over-projected the impact the coronavirus pandemic would have on the veterans population, the agency said it’s…

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Wilkie says firing of VA deputy secretary was a ‘simple business decision’

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on Wednesday defended the firing of his deputy secretary, describing the removal as a “simple business decision.”

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