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Trump Signs VA Act

Trump Signs Bill to Fire Failing VA Employees, Protect Whistleblowers

President Donald Trump, in a room filled with veterans and veterans advocates, signed a law that will give the Veterans Affairs secretary more power to remove failing employees and protect whistleblowers. “Our veterans have fulfilled their duty to this nation

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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.