Eric Shinseki

This May 30, 2014, file photo shows House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., left, and Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., right, arriving for a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington as Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki was resigning over the VA health care scandal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Senate to take up new VA bill after scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Details of a refashioned bill to address the problems plaguing the federally run veterans’ health care system were released Sunday by its sponsor, the chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. Sen. […]

06/01/2014

This photo taken May 26, 2014 shows outgoing Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and his wife Patricia Shinseki, right, and Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan D. Gibson and his wife Margaret, left, attending a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Career banker to take over Veterans Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — After less than four months at the Veterans Affairs Department, Sloan D. Gibson suddenly finds himself in charge of fixing the problems that led to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric […]

05/30/2014

FILE - This May 15, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Shinseki resigns amid veterans’ health care uproar

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency’s health care system that Obama called “totally […]

05/30/2014

FILE - This May 15, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Embattled VA head to address homeless group

WASHINGTON (AP) — The embattled Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki (shin-SEHK’-ee) is to address a homeless veterans group on Friday. Shinseki faces calls to resign from both Republicans and Democrats in Congress because of […]

05/30/2014

Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., a member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, questions witnesses from the Department of Veterans Affairs as the panel investigates allegations of gross mismanagement and misconduct at VA hospitals possibly leading to patient deaths, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Report: 1,700 vets left off VA hospital wait list

PHOENIX (AP) — Navy veteran Ken Senft turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care in 2011 after his private insurance grew too costly. It could have been a fatal mistake, he now […]

05/29/2014

US Department of Veterans Affairs (AP Photo)

Lawmakers call for tighter grip on VA hospitals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairmen of House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees on Sunday decried long waits and backlogs at the nations VA hospitals but stopped short of calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs […]

05/25/2014

This May 15, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will allow more veterans to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics. Shinseki announced the change Saturday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

VA OKs more private care for veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Saturday it will allow more veterans to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics in an effort to improve their treatment. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki also […]

05/24/2014

President Barack Obama listens to a question as he speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Veteran health care woes become campaign issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing furor over veterans’ health care moved to political campaigns Thursday as congressional candidates from both parties called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to be fired. Among those calling for […]

05/22/2014

In this May 15, 2014, photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki speaks with the news media on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Obama: Any misconduct at VA will be punished

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to head off a growing furor over veterans’ health care, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that allegations of misconduct at VA hospitals are “dishonorable” and will be not be tolerated by […]

05/21/2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, before the House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on the effects the government shutdown is having on benefits and services to veterans.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

VA chief: Shutdown could hit millions of vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month if the partial government shutdown continues into late October, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki told lawmakers Wednesday. Some 315,000 veterans and […]

10/09/2013

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