Tag: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

White House physician Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson -- shown here giving a press briefing in January -- has been tapped by President Donald Trump to be the new Veterans Affairs Secretary

DoD Inspector General Probing Allegations Against Dr. Ronny Jackson

The Department of Defense’s Inspector General has launched an investigation into allegations related to Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson, who recently withdrew his consideration to be the next Secretary of the Department of Veterans amid accusations of misconduct. 

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House Votes to Give VA Secretary More Power to Punish Bad Employees

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have voted to give the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs more authority to hold employees accountable for poor performance or misconduct. The bill would also strengthen whistleblower protections and includes restricting and recouping bonus awards, including from those who retaliate against them. An employee who is convicted of a felony in connection with their job duties could have their pension reduced.

Wounded soldiers undergoing physical therapy wait for President Bush to visit a physical therapy lab for wounded soldiers at the Center For The Intrepid at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Obama Told Veterans ‘I Have Your Back’ but VA Problems Persist

In March 2015, President Barack Obama said, “It’s important that veterans know that somebody’s got their backs, and that, if there are problems, that we’re not being defensive about it, not hiding it.” In March 2016, veterans are still having

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Alan Grayson Calls for Marco Rubio’s Resignation

Rep. Alan Grayson becomes the latest politico, joining Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Harry Reid, to call for Sen. Marco Rubio to resign from the U.S. Senate for missing votes in order to campaign for president.

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Alaskan Hospital for Veterans Honors ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle

A new hospital in Anchorage Alaska has been named to honor Texas Legislative Medal of Honor recipient Chris Kyle, a former Navy Seal American hero. Kyle was immortalized in the film “American Sniper” based upon his life and heroic tours of duty in in Iraq.