Veterans Affairs

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

Washington, D.C. | Rep. Takano’s Bill Extending Paid Sick Leave Benefits to Wounded Warriors Working at the VA Becomes a Law

Washington, D.C. –Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) and Rep. Steve Stivers’ (R-Ohio) Veterans Providing Healthcare Transition Improvement Act was signed into law. This law will ensure that newly hired veterans with service-connected injuries working in medical positions at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are able to take paid sick leave to receive the care they … Continue reading Washington, D.C. | Rep. Takano’s Bill Extending Paid Sick Leave Benefits to Wounded Warriors Working at the VA Becomes a Law

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Fox News to White House: Bill Shine is Trump’s new image man

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.  — For years he dutifully carried out Roger Ailes’ orders, earning himself the nickname “the Butler” at Fox News. Now, Bill Shine is serving the same role under President Donald Trump. The former news executive, who was formally brought into the White House last month as deputy chief of staff for communications, has … Continue reading BRIDGEWATER, N.J. | Fox News to White House: Bill Shine is Trump’s new image man

WASHINGTON | Trump celebrates Kelly’s first full year as chief of staff

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is celebrating his chief of staff’s survival for a full year on the job. Trump congratulated John Kelly in a tweet that includes a photo of the two men smiling wide. He writes: “Congratulations to General John Kelly. Today we celebrate his first full year as @WhiteHouse Chief of Staff!” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump celebrates Kelly’s first full year as chief of staff

WASHINGTON | House passes $145B spending package

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House on Friday passed a $145 billion spending bill funding Energy Department and veterans’ programs for the upcoming budget year. Approval of the measure came over the opposition of Democrats on a 235-179 vote that sent the three-bill bundle to the Senate, where action is expected to be more bipartisan. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House passes $145B spending package

SALEM, Ore | Father of Army vet shot at Oregon VA clinic feels betrayed

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The father of a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who was shot at a government clinic in Oregon blames Veterans Affairs for letting down his son. Gilbert “Matt” Negrete, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in jail in the former timber town of Medford, charged with attempted assault and other … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Father of Army vet shot at Oregon VA clinic feels betrayed

WASHINGTON | White House not addressing reports on Jackson’s future

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Dr. Ronny Jackson remains assigned to the White House — but it’s not addressing reports the Navy rear admiral won’t be returning to the job of President Donald Trump’s personal physician. Jackson abandoned his nomination to be secretary of Veterans Affairs last week. White House spokesman Raj Shah … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House not addressing reports on Jackson’s future