Getty Images/Tasos KatopodisVA Secretary Robert Wilkie (Dec. 19. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Congress is piling on new initiatives for VA, but IT updates are struggling to keep pace

As Congress piles on new initiatives for the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement, the agency is struggling to keep up with the IT updates that…

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Forthcoming omnibus may include 3 long-awaited veterans policies

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VA privatization ‘is a very real issue right now,’ American Legion says

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David Shulkin

Shulkin: ‘There’s one agenda … and anyone who doesn’t want to do that shouldn’t be in the VA’

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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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On tight deadlines, House couples Veterans Choice funding extension with potential CR

The House has included an additional $2.1 billion for the Veterans Choice Program in a continuing resolution, which would extend funding for civilian agencies…

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FILE- In this March 7, 2017, file photo, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin addresses the House Veterans' Affairs Committee's hearing on the Veterans Affairs community care program on Capitol Hill in Washington. Shulkin on Thursday, April 13, pledged a top-down review at the local VA medical center after an urgent watchdog report warned that patients were being put at risk due to bad inventory practices from potentially dirty syringes to medical supply shortages. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

The other year-end deadline lawmakers haven’t solved

The Veterans Affairs Department is expected to run out of funding in the VA Choice Program by the end of 2017. VA Secretary David Shulkin called on lawmakers…

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Funding for a new veterans choice program remains the big, unresolved question for VA

Details on funding for the new program are still largely unclear. VA, however, believes administrative changes to the current Veterans Choice Program will save billions of dollars over 10 years.

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