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The Pentagon has announced a new program to better oversee human cadaver tissue used in Defense Department hospitals around the world and is investigating allegations that some tissue-based medical implants provided to service members may have been obtained improperly, military officials said Wednesday.
The House voted Tuesday to prevent schools that accept GI Bill benefits from paying bounties for recruiting students.
There’s frustration in the voice of Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee chairman, as he describes what he sees as the glacial pace of change in veterans programs, and the disconnect he sees between Veterans Affairs Department workers and the problems facing the nation.
Army Specialist Daniel Hutchinson once sliced a man’s throat to keep him breathing. He knows how to slip a needle between a patient’s ribs to re-inflate a lung. He fastened tourniquets on dozens of shredded limbs during 12 months in Iraq.
Congress is using its relatively few working days before November's general election to send a message of support to the nation's 21 million-plus veterans. No legislative breakthroughs are expected, but lawmakers in both parties hope the late push will help them make their case to a critical voting bloc.