Statement From Secretary Shulkin on Agreement Reached on Funding to Increase Veterans Access to Health Care and Strengthen VA Workforce
On behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the nation’s Veterans, I want to commend the leadership of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees on their agreement on legislation that will greatly benefit Veterans.
Today the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is resuming full operations of the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. The resumption follows an April 17 decision to temporarily suspend certain clinical revocations from the program to conduct a strategic review aimed at strengthening the program.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin Statement on House Passage of S. 114, the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act
Today, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin released the below statement following House Passage of S. 114, the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act.
George Edmund Brown, from Liverpool, England, was assigned to First King’s Regiment and was wounded in action in Korea in 1953. Last week, he met VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, who presented him with a challenge coin. Brown shared his thanks for American Korean War Veterans.
U.S. military hero dog Cena, a 9-year-old Black Labrador who served as a bomb detection dog in Afghanistan and saved the lives of his handler and uncounted other American warriors, ended his service to Mankind today after a battle he could not win with bone cancer. Cena died peacefully in the arms of his battle buddy, former United States Marine Corps Corporal Jeff DeYoung, in their hometown of Muskegon, Michigan.
U.S. Air Force Stalling, Withholding Information About Assault Of Veteran, First Liberty Lawsuit Alleges
Today, First Liberty Institute filed a lawsuit against Department of the Air Force alleging violations of the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) for wrongfully withholding the results of an investigation from First Liberty and the American public. The Air Force’s refusal to turn over the results of its investigation has caused undue delay to First Liberty’s representation of its client, thirty-three year Air Force veteran Oscar Rodriguez, as he seeks justice for an incident that occurred over one year ago.
For Buffalo Soldiers Day, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) lists 11 facts about Cathay Williams, the only known female member of the famed Buffalo Soldiers.
In response to the passing of the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act today, the American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement:
Thanks to the nationwide scope of the Veterans Health Administration, a national referral program has allowed Veterans from around the country to descend on the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer.
On Monday, July 24, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin addressed an audience of VFW and Auxiliary members at the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) 118th National Convention in New Orleans.