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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...

More examples of botched medical care by VA

Navy veteran Ken Senft turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care in 2011 after his private insurance grew too costly. It...

Can private hospitals take pressure off VA?

The Obama administration's decision to allow more veterans to get care at private hospitals could take some pressure off backlogged Veterans Affairs facilities struggling...

Obama finally breaks silence on VA debacle

After weeks of criticism for a detached response, President Barack Obama is showing new resolve to respond to a growing crisis over veterans' health...

Veterans’ Administration screwups under fire

The Obama administration and Congress are moving quickly to respond to a growing political firestorm over allegations of treatment delays and falsified records at...

Congress unhappy with slow response to VA problems

Patience is wearing thin in Congress as lawmakers confront allegations of treatment delays and falsified patient-appointment reports at health centers run by the Veterans...

Partisan gridlock saps energy efficiency outcome

Days after President Barack Obama touted executive actions aimed at increasing energy efficiency, a bill with similar goals is expected to fall victim to...

Issa questions Obama’s right to reopen ‘political shop’

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has asked the White House to turn over records related to President Barack Obama's...

Senate approves boost in child care standards

Child care providers who receive federal support would have to undergo criminal background checks, know first aid and CPR and get other medical training...

Pulling all-nighters on climate change

Senators have found plenty of common ground in an overnight debate about climate change that has been characterized by civil exchanges from lawmakers who...