Veterans

Special Counsel Alerts White House and Congress of ‘Significant Financial Mismanagement’ at VA

Findings include over $223 million in wasteful spending and delayed payments for veterans’ medical bills.

VA Issues Eviction Notices to Unions at Its Facilities

Unions can keep office space if they pay their "fair share," VA says as it implements Trump's executive orders.

U.S. Vets Targeted by Foreign Actors Aiming to Sway Elections, Experts Tell Congress

Actors from Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and elsewhere gain access to online forums by impersonating vets they find online

Bernie Sanders Announces Plans to Break Up Homeland Security Dept. and Expand VA

DHS is an aimless "bureaucratic behemoth," Sanders says, while VA is on a path toward privatization.

Viewpoint: How Best to Thank a Veteran? Avoid More Unjust Wars

A 2017 poll found that about half of Americans would support launching an unprovoked war on a country that poses no near-term threat.

Union Decries VA Response to Lynched Doll Found in Staff Area of Louisiana Facility

Employees at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center have questioned the finding that the person responsible was not an employee, given where the doll was located.

Health Care Workers Wanted: a Veteran Needs You to Work at a VA Hospital

Americans say they love their veterans, but a sad fact has emerged that betrays that profession. Huge vacancies in VA medical centers means that veterans are not getting the health care they need.

After Scathing Report, VA Faces Criticism for Not Improving Whistleblower Protection Office More Quickly

"I cannot in good faith direct them to your office," a top lawmaker tells the head of VA's whistleblower office.

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VA Office Meant to Protect Whistleblowers Actually Helped Retaliate Against Them, IG Finds

In a scathing report, VA's auditor says the office engaged in "misdeeds and missteps" and failed to discipline top execs.

How Donald Trump Turned to a Comics Titan to Shape the VA

In a new book and an interview with ProPublica, former VA Secretary David Shulkin describes how Marvel Entertainment’s Ike Perlmutter and two associates with no government experience exerted influence over millions of veterans.

New Program Leads to Uptick in Vets Using Private Health Care, but VA Insists It's 'Not Privatizing'

Ninety days into new initiative, VA has provided more than 1 million private sector consultations.

Former VA Union Local Official Sentenced for Embezzlement

A former treasurer of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 331 pleaded guilty in May to stealing more than $80,000 from the union.

Higher Pay and Parental Leave Could Help VA Address Vacancies, Official Says

Administration officials at multiple agencies acknowledge shortfalls in medical staffing.