May 11, 2017

#VAFail – Less than a month after scathing report, problems still exist at DC’s VA

Less than a month after a shocking report from Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General Michael Missal that detailed “serious and troubling deficiencies that placed patients at unnecessary risks,” the D.C. VA medical center finds itself under additional scrutiny after “further incidents” were uncovered yesterday by the Inspector General. While visiting the DC medical… Read more »

May 11, 2017

New bipartisan bill from the Senate tackles accountability reforms

Today a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill that would bring stronger accountability reform to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Bill Nelson (D-FL) reached across the aisle to craft the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. This new legislation is… Read more »

May 11, 2017

VA troubles in Los Angeles underscore need for major reforms

More than 100 veterans died while waiting for care at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Los Angeles, Ca., over a nine-month span ending in August 2015. This hits home for me not just as a member of the military, but as a third-generation United States Marine, born and raised in Los Angeles. My father and grandfather,… Read more »

May 10, 2017

#VAFail – Boston VA Blunders Continue to Risk Veterans’ Information

Only a week after reports of misdiagnosis and untreated traumatic brain injuries of combat veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs facilities in Boston facilities face new allegations. An Air Force veteran, identified only as Terry, claims VA officials handed him medical records of two other veterans in addition to his own, mishandling private information. He didn’t… Read more »

May 9, 2017

President Trump’s Judicial Nominees Are a Win for the Rule of Law

Our nation’s veterans fought and sacrificed to protect the Constitution and the rights of all Americans. That’s why we expect judges who will adhere to the Constitution, respect the rule of law, and not legislate from the bench. Thanks to the hard work of our millions of CVA activists, Americans now have a Supreme Court… Read more »

May 9, 2017

#VAFail – More than 100 vets die waiting for care at the Los Angeles VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently released a report on the Los Angeles VA facilities, following allegations claiming 74 veterans died because they couldn’t be seen by VA health care providers. In 2015, former Congressman Jeff Miller requested the investigation to determine the validity of the claims. The OIG… Read more »

May 9, 2017

#VAFail – VA Hospital Director Fired for Misconduct

A VA hospital is in hot water – again – after its director was fired for misconduct. Toby Mathew, director of Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, was fired after a doctor came forward with a scathing report of multiple misdeeds. The Washington Free Beacon reports. Lawmakers learned of the hospital’s issues under… Read more »