VA’s Dicey Rollout of Electronic Health Record Program Sees Slow Recovery 
VA’s Dicey Rollout of Electronic Health Record Program Sees Slow Recovery 
2022-07-20 23:09:58
by Alexa Hornbeck

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is continuing the rollout of the electronic health record modernization program, despite 14 reports from the Inspector General’s Office revealing a number of patient safety issues at the five sites where the... Read More

Kilmer, Mace, Seek to Fund Tiny Homes to Tackle Veteran Homelessness
2022-01-04 20:16:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan initiative crafted by Reps. Nancy Mace and Derek Kilmer would provide much needed grant money to support the construction of tiny homes for homeless veterans. Six years after the Veterans Community Project started building tiny homes... Read More

IAVA Celebrates Senate Passage of Landmark Women Veterans Legislation
2020-12-10 18:49:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America on Thursday cheered Senate passage of the Deborah Sampson Act, which directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out the three-year pilot program to assess how best to provide assistance... Read More

Veterans Group Sees Ally In Biden on Toxic Exposure Issue
2020-11-10 21:58:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The head of the nation's largest advocacy group for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans predicted Tuesday that 2021 will be a very good year for those who have long sought comprehensive aid for soldiers harmed by burn pit... Read More

House Watch
KY-06: Andy Barr (R)
2020-11-01 11:05:32
by TWN Staff

About Barr:  Andy Barr has served as the U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District since January, 2013. He is a member of the Committee on Financial Services, and is ranking member of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. He is... Read More

Senate Watch
GA Senate Special Election: Kelly Loeffler (R)
2020-10-28 15:41:50
by TWN Staff

About Loeffler: Kelly Loeffler is a conservative businesswoman and was appointed by Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp to replace Johnny Isakson in the United States Senate. A lifelong Republican and proud Georgian, Kelly has worked in the Senate to spur... Read More

In The News
VA to Repay $100 Million in Home Loan Fees Erroneously Charged to Veterans
2019-07-26 19:32:02
by Sean Trambley

In the wake of a scathing, bipartisan letter from lawmakers, the Department of Veterans Affairs says it will refund $100 million in fees erroneously charged to thousands of exempted veterans who participated in the VA Home Loan Program. In June,... Read More

Levin, Pappas Press VA Over Return of Erroneous Loan Fees Charged To Vets
2019-07-11 21:19:25
by Elin Johnson

In our new series, Freshmen Get it Done, The Well News will be highlighting legislative accomplishments by freshman Members of Congress from both parties. *** Representatives Mike Levin, D-Calif., and Chris Pappas, D-N.H., are pressing Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie... Read More

Cunningham, Bilirakis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect VA Facilities Plagued by Flooding
2019-05-22 14:50:59
by Dan McCue

Representatives Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., and Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., have introduced bipartisan legislation to address chronic flooding that places Veterans Affairs medical facilities at risk on a regular basis. The bill the representatives filed Tuesday, called the VA Community Infrastructure Act,... Read More

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