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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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)

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

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Lawmakers anxiously await Veterans Affairs’ new community care standards

In today’s Federal Newscast, there are many Democrats in Congress worried about VA’s new regulations expanding veterans’ access to private care.

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

Congress questions progress on veterans choice, suicide prevention amid ‘constant churn’ of VA leadership

The Department of Veterans Affairs has six months to consolidate disparate community care programs into one, revamped veterans choice program. But lawmakers…

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Congress agrees on biggest VA budget yet, but leaves long-term MISSION Act funding unclear

Lawmakers have struck a deal to give the Veterans Affairs Department its biggest budget yet but still lack a long-term plan to fund the agency’s new community care program under the VA MISSION Act.

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