No shutdown at VA: Congress passes department’s budget on time

A visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in California in April 2015. On Thursday, lawmakers finalized a nearly $209 billion budget for VA in fiscal 2019. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP) WASHINGTON — House lawmakers finalized the fiscal 2019 Veterans Affairs and Continue reading No shutdown at VA: Congress passes department’s budget on time

VA Study Will Compare Effectiveness of Two Leading PTSD Treatments

Col. Michael J. Roy, who oversees the exposure therapy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., conducts a demonstration with Sgt. Lenearo Ashford, of a combat simulator, a form of PTSD treatment.(U.S. Army photo) Military.com 10 Sep 2018 By Continue reading VA Study Will Compare Effectiveness of Two Leading PTSD Treatments

VA steps up fight against plan to extend benefits to ‘blue water’ Vietnam vets

Visitors are reflected at Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington on May 27, 2018. Department of Veterans Affairs officials are opposing a plan to extend presumptive benefits status to tens of thousands of Vietnam veterans who served in ships off Continue reading VA steps up fight against plan to extend benefits to ‘blue water’ Vietnam vets

Senators back even bigger boost for next year’s VA budget

Veteran Robert Davis, left, speaks with dermatology specialist Johnny McClain during an appointment at the Birmingham VA Medical Center in Alabama on Feb. 27, 2016. Senate appropriators backed another big boost in department funding for fiscal 2019 on Tuesday. (Department Continue reading Senators back even bigger boost for next year’s VA budget