VA MISSION Act

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It may be the Defense authorization bill, but veterans watch it closely

Veterans groups keep a close eye on authorization and appropriations for the military. They’re please with increases in housing allowances for troops planned…

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What services might Veterans Affairs be hiding behind its website?

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Rollout may not be perfect, but VA insists it’s ready for the MISSION Act

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Federal retirement cuts absent from House budget proposal

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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

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USPS exploring idea of self-driving mail trucks

In today’s Federal Newscast, the U.S. Postal Service is asking industry for an autonomous vehicle that can follow a route while a mail carrier is able…

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

VA MISSION Act funding to take center stage in upcoming 2020 budget battles

Congressional appropriators are concerned about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ plans to implement and pay for the VA MISSION Act, which may likely…

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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)

VA lays out standards for veterans to see private doctors

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department releases its much anticipated community care standards, which lay out what veterans are allowed to get medical treatment from non-VA doctors.

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