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Nov 16, 2011 | AP

Congress ready to pass bill for vets, contractors

Congress is getting ready to send President Barack Obama a bill helping government contractors and unemployed veterans that contains the first shred of his jobs plan likely to reach his desk for his signature.

Nov 16, 2011 | USA TODAY

Audit questions Veterans Affairs bonuses

By Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY The Department of Veterans Affairs may have wrongly ... wrote in a letter last month to the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

Nov 16, 2011 | STARS & STRIPES

VA groups offer short-term fixes instead of long-term budget cuts

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller said he hopes that won't be an issue, and that VA funding will emerge unscathed from the sequester ...

Nov 16, 2011 | MILITARY TIMES

Vets groups offer ideas for trimming VA budget

Major veterans organizations offered suggestions Tuesday on ways to cut the Veterans Affairs Department budget, including scaling back bonuses for executives, mandatory overtime, the size of administrative staff and a costly program for shredding documents.

Nov 16, 2011 | MILITARY.COM

Vet Organizations Hit VA Executive Bonuses

Veterans advocates said Tuesday it "doesn't pass the smell test" that senior officials with the ... Blake told the House Veterans Affairs Committee. ...

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