WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal has been toppled from his job as the highest-ranking Democrat on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
Blumenthal says VA chief should apologize for Disney comments
Washington – Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined a growing number of lawmakers who slammed Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald for comparing wait times at VA hospitals with wait times at Disney theme parks.
Senate quickly confirms Schwartz for high VA job
Washington – The Senate on Tuesday will finally consider the nomination of Linda Schwartz, who heads the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, to a key job at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Blumenthal grills VA nominee — nicely
WASHINGTON – It was a rare bipartisan love fest as Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee questioned Robert McDonald, President Obama’s choice to head the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday.
Deal on bill to allow vets to see private doctors
Washington – The scandal at the Veterans Affairs Administration has done what little else could do in Congress – bring Democrats and Republicans together on a bill.
Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, and John MCain, R-Ariz., announced an agreement late Thursday afternoon that combined elements of three separate bills aimed at reforming the VA, which is under investigation because of allegations that staff had covered up delays in the providing care to veterans and other wrongdoing.
Himes says VA chief Shinseki must go
Washington – Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, on Thursday became the first member of Connecticut’s congressional delegation to call for the resignation of Eric Shinseki, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs.