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More meaningless votes in the House

More meaningless votes in the House

In case you missed them the first time, House Republicans have passed an election-year package of tax cuts, regulation reductions and, once again, a tweak to President Barack Obama’s health…

New VA boss promises improvements

New VA boss promises improvements

The Veterans Affairs Department has reached out to all veterans on official and unofficial waiting lists at the VA’s troubled Phoenix medical center, where a whistleblower first exposed long delays…

Time to reign in militarization of police?

Time to reign in militarization of police?

Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis after the weekend shooting death of unarmed black teenager is giving new impetus to efforts to…

Obama signing health care overhaul bill

Obama signing health care overhaul bill

Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday. The…

Veterans Administration fixes approved by Congress

Veterans Administration fixes approved by Congress

Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. A 91-3 vote in the…

House to tackle VA $178 billion for overhaul

House to tackle VA $178 billion for overhaul

With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is likely to move quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve…

Jeff Miller has a big chore with the VA compromise

Jeff Miller has a big chore with the VA compromise

Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. His background in sales will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a…

Finally, a deal on VA health care fix?

Finally, a deal on VA health care fix?

After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait…

VA official apologizes to whistleblowers

VA official apologizes to whistleblowers

A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other…

A push for a unified veterans’ aid bill

A push for a unified veterans’ aid bill

After two overwhelming votes in two days, members of Congress say they are confident they can agree on a bill to improve veterans’ health care and send it to the…

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