Veterans Affairs

A close up look under a giant VA letters sign on the beige brick building of the the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical campus in Rapid City, South Dakota.

U.S. House spending bill for the VA renews fight over abortion access, transgender care

BY: - July 27, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans approved their first government spending bill Thursday, following tense debate about whether the Department of Veterans Affairs should provide abortions in limited circumstances and the GOP’s decision to cut military construction funding. The 219-211 mostly party-line vote on the Military Construction-VA appropriations bill sends the measure to the Senate, where […]

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VA reporting requirement draws conservative backlash

BY: - July 20, 2023

Seventeen veterans die by suicide every day. Twelve of those 17 are from a self-inflicted firearm injury. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says those numbers underscore the agency’s continued obligation and commitment to reduce self-harm by its members. But on Tuesday, the U.S. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs was focused on H.R. 705, the […]