Veterans affairs

President Donald Trump shakes hands with acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie after announcing he will nominate him to lead the department during an event on prison reform in the East Room of the White House, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 19, 2018 - 12:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise announcement that caught the candidate off-guard, President Donald Trump said he'll nominate acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department. Trump spilled the news about Wilkie at a White House event Friday on prison...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, during an event on prison reform in the East Room of the White House, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Washington. Trump announced he's nominating Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to lead the agency. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 18, 2018 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he has chosen Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to permanently lead the beleaguered department, a surprise announcement that appeared to catch Wilkie off guard. Wilkie, a former Pentagon undersecretary for personnel and readiness,...
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May 16, 2018 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is set to give veterans more leeway to see doctors outside the Department of Veterans Affairs' health system. It's part of an effort to fulfill President Donald Trump's promise to expand private care for veterans. The long-awaited plan — set for a House vote later...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, then Rep.-elect Brian Mast, R-Fla. departs after newly-elected House members gathered for a freshman class photo on the Capitol steps, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Washington. President Donald Trump is considering an Army veteran who is a Republican member of Congress for the position of Veterans Affairs secretary. It’s part of a lengthening White House search for a nominee following the abrupt firing of David Shulkin in March. A White House official said Rep. Brian Mast of Florida, who was elected to the House in 2016, was among the list of candidates for the job heading an agency of 360,000 employees serving 9 million veterans. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 10, 2018 - 3:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering an Army veteran who is a Republican member of Congress for the position of Veterans Affairs secretary, part of a lengthening search for a nominee following the abrupt firing of David Shulkin in March. A White House official on Thursday said...
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Chairman, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., arrives to begin a House Appropriations Committee markup hearing for spending on military and veterans affairs, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Washington. The committee approved a wide-ranging plan Tuesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system and fix a budget crisis in its troubled Choice private-sector program, a major step toward fulfilling President Donald Trump's promise to expand private care options. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 08, 2018 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee approved a wide-ranging plan Tuesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system and fix a budget crisis in its troubled Choice private-sector program, a major step toward fulfilling President Donald Trump's promise to...
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May 04, 2018 - 7:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering the head of a veterans' medical association as it reviews potential candidates to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. A White House official said Dr. Samuel Spagnolo, the president of the National Association of Veterans Affairs Physicians and...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2016, file photo, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans are trying to make good on President Donald Trump's promise to make Tester pay for scuttling his pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has taken out a television ad that will run across Montana that says Tester spread reckless allegations against Ronny Jackson. The ad says, "Trump is right. It's time for Jon Tester to go." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 02, 2018 - 12:32 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican groups are taking out attack ads against Sen. Jon Tester in an attempt to make good on President Donald Trump's pledge that the Montana Democrat will pay for scuttling his Department of Veterans Affairs nominee. One online ad by the National Republican Senatorial...
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This undated photo provided by Christopher Wilson shows cluttered and unsanitary conditions that Wilson, an Army veteran, found in an exam room where he waited to be seen at a Veterans Affairs clinic in Salt Lake City. The VA is investigating why he was put in a room with an overflowing trash can and medical supplies strewn about. Dr. Karen Gribbin, chief of staff at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, apologized on Monday, April 30, 2018. "Mr. Wilson should not have been placed in the room in that condition," Gribbin said. (Christopher Wilson via AP)
May 01, 2018 - 7:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said Tuesday the messy room and long wait times provided to an Army veteran at a Salt Lake City VA clinic were "unacceptable," and that he was intervening in the case. The VA clinic in Utah and others across the country are "...
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April 30, 2018 - 7:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Veterans Affairs clinic in Salt Lake City is investigating why an Army veteran was put in a room with an overflowing trash can and medical supplies strewn about after the man's father tweeted images of the unclean space. Stephen Wilson, the father of Christopher Wilson who...
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In this undated photo provided by Alyss Negrete, she poses with her with husband, Gilbert "Matt" Negrete and their children, from left, Aubree, Mya and Camren. Negrete, an Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in jail awaiting trial for attempted assault and other crimes after he allegedly pulled a knife during an altercation with veteran clinic staffers in January 2018, in White City, Ore. (Courtesy of Alyss Negrete via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 11:28 am
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...
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