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National Guard and reserve members who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are having a harder time than other veterans getting disability compensation claims approved by the Veterans Affairs Department.
Representative Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25) has been selected to receive the Disabled American Veterans Congressional Leadership Award in recognition of her support and efforts to strengthen veterans’ programs and enact new legislation.
Two leading Republicans on Friday called for the Veterans Affairs Department to fire its chief of staff for approving two training conferences riddled with waste.
Top Department of Veterans of Affairs officials had incentives to spend money rather than control costs for two employee-training conferences that wasted hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars.
Top Republican lawmakers are calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to fire his chief of staff for approving two training conferences that led to $762,000 in questionable spending.