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Senate Confirms McDonald As VA Secretary

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans’ waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

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The Veterans Affairs building in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Deal To Improve Veterans Health Care Authorizes $15B In Emergency Spending

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

07/28/2014

The VA says nearly 80 percent of its senior executives got performance bonuses last year, despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics. (Getty Images)

Report: Retaliation by Supervisors Common at VA

A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were refusing to go to a VA hospital in Wilkes-Barre.

07/21/2014

The report, ordered by President Obama, finds the VA lacks resources and transparency. (Getty Images)

VA Review Finds ‘Significant And Chronic’ Failures

Report finds need for more resources and transparency.

06/27/2014

This May 19, 2014 photo shows a  a sign in front of the Veterans Affairs building in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Whistle-Blower Claims Phoenix VA Covered-Up Deaths Of At Least 7 Vets

A whistle-blower claims that the Phoenix VA tried to hide the deaths of at least seven veterans who died while awaiting care.

06/24/2014

The VA says nearly 80 percent of its senior executives got performance bonuses last year, despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics. (Getty Images)

VA: 80 Percent Of Senior Executives Received Bonuses

The VA says nearly 80 percent of its senior executives got performance bonuses last year, despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics.

06/20/2014

The VA says nearly 80 percent of its senior executives got performance bonuses last year, despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics. (Getty Images)

Senate Backs Bill to Improve Health Care for Vets

The Senate has approved a bill making it easier for veterans who’ve endured long wait times for VA medical care to receive treatment from local doctors instead. The measure closely resembles a bill approved Tuesday in the House. Lawmakers say they are optimistic a compromise version can soon be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.

06/11/2014

The Veterans Affairs building in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI Launches Criminal Investigation Into VA Health System

The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs after a scathing watchdog report that found systemic problems in the medical system for military veterans, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday.

06/11/2014

A Veterans Affairs whistleblower says that department hospitals not only kept veterans waiting for months, but her supervisors used “a simple computer trick” to make it appear that veterans had no wait times at all. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Audit: More Than 57,000 Await First VA Appointment

More than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an additional 64,000 appear to have fallen through the cracks, never getting appointments after enrolling.

06/09/2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies at a May 15 hearing before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about wait times veterans face  to get medical care. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NAACP: We Notified Shinseki, McCain About Phoenix VA Hospital Last Year

Rev. Oscar Tillman says his letters, written over a year ago, went unanswered.

05/29/2014

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