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  • Isakson, Blumenthal Statement on Health Eligibility Center Report

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, respectively, today released the following statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General report on the Veterans Health Administration’s Health Eligibility Center: "The findings in the Office of the Inspector General’s report point to both a significant failure on behalf of past leadership at th...

  • Isakson to VA: Time to Fix Veterans Choice

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today called on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to address problems that have arisen with the implementation of the Veterans Choice Program. At a field hearing in Gainesville, Ga., the third in a series of oversight hearings on the Veterans Choice Program, Isakson questioned VA Secretary Robert McDonald on the VA’s implementation of the program, which allows veterans who meet certai...

  • Isakson Highlights Accomplishments for Veterans in 114th Congress

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today highlighted bipartisan accomplishments on behalf of our nation’s veterans so far in the 114th Congress, both in the committee and in the full Senate. "We came into this Congress under special circumstances," said Isakson. “With last year’s wait time scandal at the VA hospital in Phoenix and the subsequent reforms Congress passed in the Veterans Access, Choice, and Acco...

  • Isakson, Blumenthal Applaud Passage of VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, respectively, today applauded the Senate passage of the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R.3236). Last month, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a budget shortfall of $2.6 billion. The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act addresses this gap by ...

  • Isakson Calls on VA to Bolster Programs to End, Prevent Veteran Homelessness

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to strengthen its efforts to end veteran homelessness. In line with his top five priorities as chairman, Isakson remarked that no veteran who served and sacrificed for our country should be without a home or necessary support. "Today we are here to talk about veterans’ homelessness in our country, which while it is improving in te...

  • Isakson to VA Secretary: Fill Vacant VA Leadership Positions Now

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today called on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald to immediately fill the 44 vacant leadership positions nationwide within the Veterans Health Administration, which is responsible for delivering health care to our veterans. Among the VA facilities across the country that are operating without a permanent leader are the Phoenix, Ariz., VA facility that was the epice...

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