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Jun 14, 2011 | Pensacola News Journal

U.S. Rep Jeff Miller decries claims of sex abuse at VA clinics

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.

Jun 14, 2011 | Military Times

Marine: Tie psych treatment to disability pay

A Marine combat veteran who suffered a mental breakdown as a result of war-related trauma said he might have received earlier help if his disability pay had been contingent upon his getting treatment.

Jun 13, 2011 | The Wall Street Journal

Congress seeks to prevent rapes at VA facilities

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.

Jun 13, 2011 | The Huffington Post

New Jobs for Homeless Veterans

Thursday, the US Department of Labor made grant applications available for the Urban and Non-Urban Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP).

Jun 9, 2011 | The Westside Gazette

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.