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  • Obama picks ex-P&G head to lead Veterans Affairs

    June 29, 2014 10:43 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in... more »
  • Veterans Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for Today

    October 10, 2012 9:44 AM

    A town hall meeting is scheduled today for veterans looking to get answers as to when a VA Clinic could open in Lafayette. "The VA has been very difficult to work with. It's one of the most bureaucratic and incompetent departments," said Congressman Doctor Charles Boustany. Since 2008... more »
  • Lafayette VA Clinic on hold due to "clerical errors"

    March 16, 2012 10:58 PM

    For years, veterans have asked for a larger VA Clinic in Lafayette and many thought they would get one when Washington approved construction last year but now the project is suddenly cancelled. The delay is not only frustrating veterans but some members of congress as well. Veterans currently have... more »
  • VA Budget Request for 2010

    February 14, 2011 5:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - In announcing the proposed budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) during the next fiscal year, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki emphasized "making every dollar" count in the $132 billion budget proposal for VA. "We will continue to wisely use the funds that Congress... more »
  • Veterans Affairs Department: Limited Surgeries Performed

    May 6, 2010 3:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Veterans Affairs Department is limiting the types of surgeries performed at some of its hospitals following a review of surgical deaths at its hospital in southern Illinois. Under a new system, the VA has given each hospital a "surgical complexity" level. Because of that, hospitals in... more »

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