Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrats challenge Trump, GOP to end shutdown

WASHINGTON— Jan 12, 2019—The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:05 a.m. Democrats are using their weekly radio address to challenge President Donald Trump and Senate Republican leaders to reopen the government and sit down to discuss border security measures that “we can all get behind.” Rep. Scott Peters of California says … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrats challenge Trump, GOP to end shutdown

WASHINGTON | Senate poised to vote to keep government running into 2019

WASHINGTON— Legislation to avoid a partial federal shutdown threatened at week’s end and keep the government running through Feb. 8 awaited a Senate vote Wednesday after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for money for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the short-term spending measure was a “simple” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate poised to vote to keep government running into 2019

WASHINGTON | GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

WASHINGTON — The fight over President Donald Trump‘s $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. It wasn’t always like this, with Congress and the White House at a crisis over government funding. The House and Senate used to pass annual appropriation … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

WASHINGTON | VA seeks to reduce GI Bill payment delays after IT woes

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday promised to try to speed up payments to thousands of veterans after delays caused by information technology problems. “We are working diligently to minimize these delays affecting GI Bill students,” Paul Lawrence, VA’s undersecretary for benefits, said in a statement. Last year, President Donald Trump signed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | VA seeks to reduce GI Bill payment delays after IT woes

BELGRADE, Mont. | Trump doesn’t hide that Tester is reason for Montana stop

BELGRADE, Mont. — President Donald Trump didn’t try to hide what brought him back to Montana on Saturday campaigning against Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. Trump blames Tester for the defeat of his nominee to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the president told hundreds of cheering supporters at an airport rally in the Montana … Continue reading BELGRADE, Mont. | Trump doesn’t hide that Tester is reason for Montana stop

BELGRADE, Mont. | The Latest: Trump, at Montana rally, cites booming economy

BELGRADE, Mont. — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is playing up his feud with Democrat Jon Tester as he campaigns against the Montana senator. Trump claims at a rally at the Bozeman airport that Tester “tried to destroy” his first choice to head his administration’s Department … Continue reading BELGRADE, Mont. | The Latest: Trump, at Montana rally, cites booming economy

WASHINGTON News: James King, Department of Veterans Affairs Official Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Fraud, and Obstruction in $2 Million Scheme Involving Program for Disabled Military Veterans

WASHINGTON – A former U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) official pled guilty today to demanding and receiving bribes from three for-profit schools in exchange for enrolling disabled military veterans in those schools and facilitating over $2 million in payments from the VA using the veterans’ federal benefits. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: James King, Department of Veterans Affairs Official Pleads Guilty to Bribery, Fraud, and Obstruction in $2 Million Scheme Involving Program for Disabled Military Veterans

United States | Byrne Announces September Staff Community Office Hours

United States – Staff members from the Office of Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) will hold office hours throughout Alabama’s First Congressional District on September 26th and 27th. The staff members will be on hand to help constituents with problems they may be experiencing with federal agencies including the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Medicare, and … Continue reading United States | Byrne Announces September Staff Community Office Hours