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Aug 21, 2016 Editorial
Apparently, Department of Veterans Affairs officials haven’t learned much from the wait-time scandal that shook VA to its foundations and forced the resignation of former Secretary Eric Shinseki.
Jul 12, 2016 Editorial
The Denver Post, by Chairman Jeff Miller
Nov 18, 2015 Editorial
Until VA leaders and Obama make a commitment to supporting real accountability at the department, efforts to reform the VA are doomed to fail.
Jul 21, 2015 Editorial
The Department of Veterans Affairs has threatened to shut down hospitals in August unless it receives a budget add-on of $3 billion. The VA released this shocking news this month, capping off years of mismanagement and a blatant lack of transparency and accountability. It is long past time for President Barack Obama to become personally engaged in fixing VA.
Nov 11, 2013 Editorial
Mere weeks after problems started surfacing with Healthcare.gov – the most visible public symbol of Obamacare – the Obama administration was clearly doing everything it could to fix the embattled website...
Sep 4, 2013 Editorial
Even though VA has hired thousands of additional mental health personnel in recent years, the department is still struggling to meet the increased demand for care created by a steady stream of returning veterans, undeniable proof that when it comes to stopping the epidemic of veteran suicides, it is not about how many people VA hires. What matters is how many veterans they are able to help.
Aug 8, 2013 Editorial
The Department of Veterans Affairs has received a lot of negative attention lately for failing to adequately deliver the care and benefits America promised our veterans.
Nov 11, 2011 Editorial
According to figures released this week by the Department of Labor, there are currently 3.4 million job openings in the United States. That high number begs the question – why are the 14 million unemployed Americans not able to fill these positions?
Aug 18, 2011 Editorial
Tonight, I watched as time stood still. Battle hardened men and women wept. Tears of sadness. Tears of anger. Tears of pain. I watched as three pairs of boots stood in flawless formation on a land far from home. Dusty, still, yet no soldiers stood to fill them. Three helmets atop three rifles inverted upon their bayonets, representing each branch of service that lost a service member — Army, Navy, Air Force. Dog tags hung motionless, occasionally swaying in the gentle breeze that blew across the tarmac as if to remind us that these heroes will never be forgotten. In the background, airplanes could be heard taking off. The mission continued. The Battlefield Crosses stood to memorialize the ultimate sacrifice paid by our fallen soldiers.
Jul 15, 2011 Editorial
60,000 veterans were added to the unemployment rolls in June. That brought the total number of America’s out-of-work veterans to over 1 million – a staggering figure. That is why I have introduced the Veteran Opportunity to Work Act of 2011 (H.R. 2433), or the VOW Act. All of us have an obligation to find solutions to get America’s veterans back to work. These men and women have defended our nation, only to return home to stand in an unemployment line. That is not the homecoming we promised them.

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