News about the resignation of Dr. Robert Petzel, undersecretary for health in the Department of Veterans Affairs, came one day after he spoke at a Senate hearing about the issue alongside Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.
Legislation News: H.R.4556 - Expedited Hiring for VA Trained Psychiatrists Act of 2016 H.R.4556 - Expedited Hiring for VA Trained Psychiatrists Act of 2016 was introduced in the House by Congressman Matt Cartwright(D-PA) on February 12th, 2016. The bill's aim is, "To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire psychiatrists."
President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Robert A. "Bob" McDonald walk through Lafayette Square en route to the White House after McDonald was announced as the nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., June 30, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Message from the Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson | Thank You For Your Service http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/june-2014/article/message-from-the-acting-secretary-of-veterans-affairs-sloan-d-gibson
Read Online HOUSE HEARING 113TH CONGRESS - LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON H.R. 813; H.R. 806; AND A DRAFT DISCUSSION BILL TO AMEND TITLE 38 UNITED STATES CODE TO DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO SUBMIT TO CONGRESS A FUTURE-YEARS VETERANS PROGRAM AND A QUADRENNIAL VETERANS REVIEW TO ESTABLISH IN THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS A CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES''.
The VA Management Accountability Act (S. 2013) is an important piece of legislation that would empower the VA Secretary to fire failing executives within the Department of Veterans Affairs. Despite passing the House of Representatives in an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 390-33, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is blocking the bill from consideration in the(...)