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News from the Department of Veterans Affairs
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Passage of Appeals Modernization Bill: Statement by VA Secretary David J. Shulkin, M.D. (6/28/2017)
WASHINGTON - 'I want to thank the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee for its bold action on VA appeals modernization,' Secretary Shulkin said. 'I look forward to the full senate passing the bill quickly to help us move the antiquated appeals process into the modern era, and provide Veterans with much quicker resolution of their appeals - something we have long sought.
VA Secretary and Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs Forging Partnership to Address Issues Faced by Both Nation's Veterans (6/28/2017)
WASHINGTON - Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Dr. David J. Shulkin, and Canada's Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Kent Hehr, joined officials from both nations June 27-28 at VA headquarters to discuss how strategic partnerships can help improve benefits and services for Veterans and their families.
VA Secretary Formalizes Expansion of Emergency Mental Health Care to Former Service Members With Other-Than-Honorable Discharges (6/27/2017)
WASHINGTON - Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today released finalized plans that lay the framework for providing emergency mental health coverage to former service members with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges.