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Politics Jul 30White House to Senate: Pass health bill now or else
The White House stepped up demands Sunday that the Senate resume efforts to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law.
Politics Jul 28After vets protests, new deal struck to end VA budget crisis
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fill a shortfall in the Department of Veterans Affairs' program of private-sector care, seeking to avert a disruption to medical care for thousands…
Politics Jul 25House rejects proposed funding fix for VA Choice program
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi joined other members of her party in voicing objections after veterans expressed concerns about cuts to other parts of the VA.
Politics Jul 23Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown
The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health care bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace the Affordable Care Act or simply repeal it.
Politics Jul 21House unveils plan to fix VA’s budget gap as deadline looms
A House committee has unveiled a plan that would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that threatens medical care for thousands of veterans in the coming weeks.
Politics Jul 102 GOP senators suggest bill to repeal health care law ‘dead’
WASHINGTON — The initial GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation's health law is probably "dead" and President Donald Trump's proposal to just repeal it appears to be a "non-starter," two moderate Republican senators indicated Sunday as their party…
Politics Jun 27Major veterans’ groups voice concern over Senate health bill
Major veterans’ organizations are voicing concerns about a Senate GOP bill to repeal the nation’s health care law, fearing the impact of rising insurance costs and worried the underfunded Department of Veterans Affairs won’t be able to fill the coverage…
Nation Jun 20Shulkin issues new policy to curb employee drug theft from VA hospitals
Federal authorities are investigating possible opioid and other drug theft by VA employees, even after the VA announced "zero tolerance" in February.
Politics Jun 18GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill
A Republican senator on Sunday warned against rushing a vote on a GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation's health care law.
Politics Jun 12Jeff Sessions wants his testimony on Tuesday open to public
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he wants his testimony before the Senate intelligence committee to be open to the public.