Veterans Affairs

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

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong on judges, ‘plummeting’ poverty

WASHINGTON— As the midterm elections draw near, President Donald Trump’s tendency to declare his campaign promises fulfilled when they aren’t has come into starker relief. He insists poverty in the U.S. is “plummeting,” even though the number of poor people has barely declined under his watch and income inequality is climbing. Jousting with Democrats in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong on judges, ‘plummeting’ poverty

Washington, D.C. | Reps. Coffman and Bishop Introduce ‘VA Safe Opioid Return Act’

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Coffman (CO-06), a member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Mike Bishop (MI-08), released the following statements upon introduction of H.R. 6848, the ‘VA Safe Opioid Return Act’. If enacted, this bill would require a physical pill drop off receptacle at all U.S. Department of Veterans … Continue reading Washington, D.C. | Reps. Coffman and Bishop Introduce ‘VA Safe Opioid Return Act’

Nevada News: Florida Woman, Maria Jesus Luciano Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud Scheme Involving False Claims Of Veterans Affairs Settlement

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A woman pleaded guilty Thursday to committing mail fraud in connection with a nearly $1.3 million scheme, U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada. Maria Jesus Luciano, 66, of Tampa, Florida, pleaded guilty without the benefit of a plea agreement to 11 counts of mail fraud. According to court … Continue reading Nevada News: Florida Woman, Maria Jesus Luciano Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud Scheme Involving False Claims Of Veterans Affairs Settlement