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House Veterans Affairs Committee
Latest House Veterans Affairs Committee Items
Capitol Hill negotiations on a Veterans Affairs reform bill teetered on the verge of collapse Thursday, as acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson warned that the troubles at the scandal-plagued agency will only get worse without more federal funding.
Lawmakers questioned Thursday morning how the Department of Veterans Affairs could ask for more than $17 billion in emergency funding, but only provide a handful of pages to describe how the money would be spent.
A top VA official spoke candidly Tuesday night, apologizing for failing the American people who trusted the department to care for the nation's veterans.
Lawmakers said Tuesday night that they planned to introduce legislation to better protect VA whistleblowers after hearing from employees who faced consequences at work for reporting instances of bad patient care.
Lawmakers said Wednesday that the Department of Veterans Affairs' top priority must be to provide veterans health care — not making sure that health care comes from the VA.
United and eager to respond to a national uproar, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to make it easier for patients enduring long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors.
Rep. Jeff Miller, Florida Republican, said Monday that the recent Senate plan to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs is something the House has been supporting for months.
The House Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously voted to subpoena three top VA officials after they failed to appear before the committee Thursday morning