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Veterans Affairs

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, left, and House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller hold a news conference to announce that the two committees have struck a deal to reform the Veterans Affairs Department. (Credit: Getty Images)

Deal To Improve Veterans’ Health Care Costs $17B

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans’ health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill’s chief supporters said Monday.

07/28/2014

Michael Sulsona in new wheelchair (Courtesy Michael Sulsona)

Vietnam Veteran Gets New Wheelchair Week After Lowe’s Employees Jump In To Fix His Old One

It took more than two years, but the office of Veterans’ Affairs has finally come through with a new wheelchair for a Vietnam veteran from Staten Island.

07/16/2014

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki addresses the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans May 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Shinseki Resigns Amid Veterans’ Health Care Issues

President Barack Obama says he accepted the resignation with “considerable regret” amid widespread troubles in the VA health care system.

05/30/2014

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on a possible freeze in benefits due to government shutdown, Oct. 9, 2013. (credit: CBS News)

Pressure Grows For Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki To Resign

Republicans lined up on Capitol Hill Thursday, hoping to push out Shinseki.

05/29/2014

Unified behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and
Their Families (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

New Health Center For Returning Vets And Their Families Opens On Long Island

The North Shore-LIJ Health System joined forces with Veterans Affairs to open the Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and Their Families in Bay Shore.

12/04/2012

Opening Day at the VA Clinic - Riverhead, NY - Jun 3, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Veterans Affairs Clinic Opens In Riverhead

A new clinic will make it much easier for veterans on the east end of Long Island to get medical care.

06/03/2011