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Topic - Richard Burr
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle on Tuesday said they were confident VA secretary nominee Robert McDonald would be confirmed, noting that his background as both a member of the military and as a top CEO made him uniquely qualified to lead the department.
Lawmakers worked Tuesday afternoon to iron out differences between the House and Senate bills to reform the VA, and while small differences existed between the bills, the biggest issue was the money.
Republican senators announced Tuesday a plan to give each patient at the VA a "choice card" that would allow him or her to seek care outside the VA system in certain circumstances.
Within minutes of accepting the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, President Obama and some of his supporters in Congress signaled that their next goal may be a boost in funding for the troubled department's health care services.
Four prominent veterans groups are exchanging accusations with Republican Sen. Richard Burr after he criticized the groups for declining to embrace his call for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign amid reports of treatment delays and falsified records at VA hospitals.
Sen. Richard Burr accuses the VFW of kowtowing to the Department of Veterans Afffairs.
The top Republican of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee said Tuesday that the Obama administration's Department of Veterans Affairs is so dysfunctional that it's time to fire Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr says North Carolina leaders were right both to decline expanding Medicaid and creating their own online insurance web site through the federal health care overhaul.
Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican, said Wednesday that Veterans Affairs hospitals could stand to learn from private facilities about treating mental health issues.
Three Senate Republicans on Monday proposed repealing the nation's controversial health care law in favor of a replacement that eliminates most of the government coverage mandates it imposed and offers tax breaks to help the lower-income obtain coverage.
North Carolina's NAACP says it will push Republican Sen. Richard Burr to fill a judicial vacancy in one of the state's federal district courts.
Senate Republicans used a parliamentary move Thursday to force Democrats into a battle with President Obama over government subsidies for student loans, upping the stakes in the fight with less than three weeks to go before interest rates rise.
Federal investigators told Capitol Hill lawmakers Tuesday that the Boston Marathon bombing suspects appeared to work independently — getting their ideology and bomb-making skills online — and that the case revealed intelligence-sharing shortcomings.
"You must usher in a new culture throughout VA. Employees at all levels must be willing to proactively identify and address problems in every corner of this vast department," Mr. Burr said. "We need a culture where warning signs will not be ignored."
"It's hard to imagine why someone would take this job," said Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican and ranking member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. "It's good to know we have someone who thinks so much about this country and the next generation and the next generation."