Robert McDonald

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House overwhelmingly approves VA overhaul

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $17 billion bill aimed at coming to the aid of the scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs.

All five Connecticut House members joined the majority as the bill was approved on a vote of 420 to 5. Continue Reading →

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Washington Watch — Week of July 27

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In the last week of work before Congress’s August recess, there will be a lot of finger-pointing concerning who is responsible for failing to get must-pass legislation approved, including a final highway bill, and legislation that would deal with the surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Continue Reading →

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Number of long waits for VA healthcare in CT much larger than first reported

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal at Hartford press conference Monday.

WASHINGTON –Since the scandal this spring over long wait times and cover ups of poor performance at veterans’ health facilities, there’s been a sharp upturn in the numbers of Connecticut veterans who have waited more than 30 days to receive medical help. Continue Reading →

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