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Obama on Veterans Affairs mess: I will not stand for it

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama expressed anger on Wednesday about delays in care for wounded U.S. veterans, saying he will begin next week to get answers from investigations into what went wrong and who to hold accountable. “When I hear allegations of misconduct, any misconduct, whether it’s allegations of…

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…

Department of Veterans Affairs: Gay spouses might not be eligible for federal benefits

Veterans in same-sex marriages may continue to be unable to receive some federal marriage benefits for their spouses and families, even though the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down. In a letter to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said Title 38 of the United States…

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