WASHINGTON – Embattled Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, White House physician and a graduate of the Navy’s Underseas Medical Officer Program in Groton, on Thursday withdrew as President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.
WASHINGTON -– The Senate unanimously approved a bill Tuesday sponsored by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and John McCain that aims to prevent veteran suicides, which now average 22 a day.
At one Connecticut community college, student veterans and a professor who volunteers her time are trying to fill in the concrete gaps and less tangible needs returning service members face. It’s part hangout, part support group, part oasis where you can talk without having to explain yourself.
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.
Washington – The entire Connecticut delegation sent a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Friday requesting information from a nationwide audit of VA facilities that pertain to hospitals and clinics in Connecticut.
WASHINGTON– There may be problems at veterans’ hospitals and clinics across the nation — problems severe enough to require congressional hearings and federal investigations – but everything is fine at New Haven’s VA facility, says Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District.
Washington – Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Thursday pressed Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to call in the FBI to determine whether crimes were committed at his agency, which has been accused of falsifying reports on delays of care that may have caused the deaths of some veterans