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    VA statement on new chief of staff

    Effective immediately, VA Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Executive Director Peter O'Rourke will serve as VA's permanent chief of staff, ensuring that the department works closely with the White House going forward. Continue reading...
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    VA statement on departure of VA Chief of Staff

    Today VA announced that the department's Chief of Staff Vivieca Wright Simpson has elected to retire following the release of a VA Inspector General investigation on Wednesday Continue reading...
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    Statement on VA IG Report on Secretary Shulkin's Travel

    Accountability and transparency are important values at VA under President Trump, and we look forward to reviewing the report and its recommendations in more detail before determining an appropriate response Continue reading...
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    For Women's History Month, VA to Showcase Stories of 10 Women Veteran Athletes

    WASHINGTON - From distance runners to cyclists, the stories of 10 women Veteran athletes will be displayed at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers around the country in March, to coincide with Women's History Month. Continue reading...
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    Statement of Secretary David Shulkin

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    President Trump Seeks $12B Increase in FY2019 VA Budget to Support Nation's Veterans

    WASHINGTON - In the fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget, President Trump is proposing a total of $198.6 billion for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Continue reading...
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    VA, Department of Treasury Advance in Partnership to Strengthen Prevention of Fraud, Waste and Abuse

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has formed a partnership with the U.S. Department of Treasury to develop new and innovative tools to combat fraud, waste and abuse, efforts that will help VA understand and address program risks and create shared...
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    VA Celebrates African-American Veterans throughout February

    Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced several events in celebration of African American History Month. Continue reading...
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    VA Announces Leadership Changes at Roseburg (Oregon) Medical Center

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the Director of the Roseburg VA Health Care System, Doug Paxton has stepped down and an interim replacement has being named. This is step aimed at improving care for Veterans served by Roseburg, which remains one of...
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    VA Announces Aggressive New Approach for Low-Performing Medical Centers

    Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced steps that it is taking as part of an aggressive new approach to produce rapid improvements at VA's low-performing medical facilities nationwide Continue reading...
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    Statement by VA Secretary David Shulkin -- State of the Union

    Under President Trump's leadership, VA is engaged in the largest transformation and modernization effort in decades Continue reading...
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    New Online Tool Will Provide Veterans With Customized Instructions for Discharge Upgrade Process

    WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense (DOD), through a joint initiative with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has launched a new web-based tool that will provide customized guidance to Veterans who desire to upgrade or change the conditions of their military discharge. Continue...
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    VA's National PTSD Brain Bank Collaborates With PINK Concussions Group: Women Veterans Urged to Donate Brains for Research

    WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a collaboration between its National Center for PTSD and the nonprofit organization PINK Concussions, encouraging women to donate their brains for the purpose of research of the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and...
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    VA, Health and Human Services Announce Partnership to Strengthen Prevention of Fraud, Waste and Abuse Efforts

    WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a partnership to share data, data analytics tools and best practices for identifying and preventing fraud, waste and...
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    Wreaths Across America Event to Honor Veterans at VA National Cemeteries

    WASHINGTON - This Saturday, Dec. 16, volunteers will place holiday wreaths to honor and remember America's Veterans at more than 100 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event. Continue reading...
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    End of Year Message to VA's Supporters from Secretary David Shulkin

    Today Secretary Shulkin provided a year-end statement focused on VA accomplishments for 2017. Continue reading...
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    Chairwoman and New Members Appointed to VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the appointment of a new chairwoman and four new members to the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, an expert panel that advises the VA Secretary on issues and programs of importance to women Veterans, their families and...
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    VA to Take Immediate Actions on Timely Payments to Community Providers

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a series of immediate actions to improve the timeliness of payments to community providers. Continue reading...
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    VA Seeks Public Comment on Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is seeking public comments on how it can further strengthen and improve caregiver support through the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). Continue reading...
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    President Donald J. Trump signs Executive Order to Improve Mental Health Resources for Veterans Transitioning from Active Duty to Civilian Life

    WASHINGTON - Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order titled, 'Supporting Our Veterans During Their Transition From Uniformed Service to Civilian Life.' This Executive Order directs the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security to develop a plan to ensure...
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