VA Choice Act

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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Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)Jon Tester

Congress debates how much choice is too much, as it nears key decisions on veterans health care

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David Shulkin

Federal employee groups say Senate VA bill does little to tackle entrenched accountability problems

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David Shulkin

VA accountability bill, temporary Choice extension clear first congressional hurdles

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

Shulkin promises employee accountability, VA Choice redesign if confirmed

David Shulkin, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, earned high praise from the Senate committee during his nomination…

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Chuck Grassley

Senators suggest priorities for Trump’s next VA pick

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) outlined their concerns…

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald/APRobert McDonald

VA no longer using expedited SES firing authority after Justice decision

A recent decision from the Justice Department is prompting the VA to stop using the authority it has under current legislation to fire senior executives more quickly. The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee said the news comes after an inquiry over whether the VA planned to make any policy changes after the DOJ decision, which ultimately ruled that a key provision in the VA Choice Act is unconstitutional.

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