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House panel looks into sex allegations --WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs officials said they're taking steps to improve safety at their facilities after a government watchdog reported hundreds of allegations of sexual assaults in recent years.
WASHINGTON -- A Veterans Affairs official told a congressional panel on Monday the agency is making improvements to protect patients from rape in treatment facilities after Congress' investigative arm found nearly 300 reports of sexual assaults in the centers over three years.
Thursday, the US Department of Labor made grant applications available for the Urban and Non-Urban Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP).
Wilson reiterates request for hospital to establish clear follow-up process for veterans who were potentially infected
WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Rep. Frederica Wilson (FL-17) joined her congressional colleagues Rep. Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18), House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (FL-1), and Rep. David Rivera (FL-25) on a tour of the Miami Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital to discuss the ongoing string of HIV and hepatitis infections at the facility.
There have been nearly 300 alleged sexual assaults at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities over three years, through the end of 2010, and many of the allegations were not reported to higher-ups by VA police as required by law, according to a government report released this week.