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Bipartisan Senate committee hammers VA chief Shinseki over ‘evidence of wrongdoing’

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers unleashed a barrage of criticism on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Thursday, saying his muted response to a growing scandal over deadly health care delays for veterans was not good enough. At a hearing before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, senior…

House supboenas Veterans Affairs chief Eric Shinseki amid calls for his resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Veterans Administration Secretary Eric Shinseki rejected calls for his resignation as a congressional committee voted to subpoena him on Thursday over allegations that his department caused deadly delays for veterans’ healthcare at some of its hospitals. The American Legion and two Republican U.S. senators have called for…

Suicide rates soar among US veterans: official

WASHINGTON — The economic downturn and the trauma of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have pushed more US veterans to suicide, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said Thursday. As Americans across the United States and around the world celebrated the contributions of men and women in uniform…

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