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Trump Donates First Quarter Salary to Department of Veterans Affairs

President Donald Trump donated his first quarter 2018 salary to the Department of Veterans Affairs for their caregiver programs – including support for mental health and peer support – continuing in his tradition of donating his salary each quarter.

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Vanity Fair: Trump Could Consider John Kelly for Veterans Affairs

In light of the collapse of Ronny Jackson’s nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, Gabriel Sherman writes in Vanity Fair that President Trump could conceivably shift current chief of staff and decorated military leader General John Kelly to head up the massive agency.

Veteran Commits Suicide in Parking Lot of Long Island VA

Veteran Commits Suicide in Parking Lot of Long Island VA

76-year-old Navy veteran Peter A. Kaisen, of Islip, New York, killed himself in the parking lot of the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Sunday after reportedly being turned away for emergency care.

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Exclusive–Brian Mast Says in DC He’ll Fight VA Hacks

The former Army staff sergeant running for Congress after giving both his legs serving with Special Operations Command in Afghanistan described the top issue in his race for the Republican nomination for Congress from Florida’s 18th Congressional District.

The emblem for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs is seen as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/LARRY DOWNING

Exclusive: House Chairman Says He Will Issue Subpoenas Over VA Waste, Corruption

“It shouldn’t take the threat of a subpoena just to get a government agency to detail how it is spending taxpayers’ money,” said Rep. Jeff Miller (R.-Fla.), the chairman of the House Committee of Veterans Affairs. “Unfortunately the department has driven us to that point. Nevertheless, our investigation into this matter will continue until all the facts are at hand.”

This May 19, 2014 photo shows a a sign in front of the Veterans Affairs building in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER

Texas Picks Up VA’s Slack with $20M in Mental Health Grants for Vets

The State of Texas renewed its commitment to serve veterans where Washington has failed them with a new round of grant opportunities for entities offering mental health care. Another $20 million is available to local nonprofits and governments to address needs “that are currently not being met.”

The emblem for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs is seen as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/LARRY DOWNING

Navy Veteran Burns Himself Alive Outside VA Clinic

51-year-old Charles R. Ingram III, a seven-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, doused himself with gasoline and set himself ablaze outside a VA clinic on Saturday, March 19, for reasons as yet unclear.

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Sen. Marco Rubio’s Military Restoration

Sen. Marco Rubio is trying to reverse the cuts from President Barack Obama’s sequestration plan, which the president fled from in a panic after it failed to intimidate Republicans, and once automatic cuts to domestic spending went into effect as well.