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  • Senate Approves Funding for New Denver VA Hospital, Temporarily Avoids Construction Shutdown

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today praised the Senate passage of legislation that will allow the construction of the new Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) medical center in Denver to continue. The legislation authorizes the VA to use $150 million in its existing fiscal year 2015 budget for the project in order to avoid a looming shutdown on June 12, 2015 and provide enough funding to continue construction throug...

  • Isakson Statement on Committee Approval of VA Nominations

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today released the following statement after the committee approved the nominations of Dr. David J. Shulkin to be Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Under Secretary for Health and LaVerne H. Council to be Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Information and Technology. "The Veterans Health Administration faces several serious, on-going issues, particularly the implementation of the Ve...

  • Isakson, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Increase Veterans’ Benefits

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, introduced bipartisan legislation to increase veterans’ disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2015 (S.1493) would increase the rates of VA disability compensation, dependency compensation for surviving children and spouses, and the clothing a...

  • Isakson Talks Veterans’ Issues on C-SPAN Newsmakers

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, will be featured on C-SPAN’s "Newsmakers" this Sunday, May 24, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. ET and 6:00 p.m. ET. In honor of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, Senator Isakson will discuss the importance of taking care of our veterans after they’ve risked their lives for the sake of our country. He also talks about the importance of veterans’ health care and reforming the culture of ...

  • Isakson Statement on Denver Stopgap Legislation

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, released the following statement after Senate passage of H.R. 2496, which allows the construction of the Denver VA Medical Center to continue in the short term: "To date, the VA has failed to demonstrate any leadership or hold accountable those responsible for the nearly $1 billion-over-budget Denver VA project – the biggest construction failure in VA history. We have given the VA every...

  • Isakson, Miller Statement on Replacement Denver VA Medical Center

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and U.S. Representative Jeff Miller, chairman of the Senate and House Committees on Veterans' Affairs, respectively, released the following statement regarding the replacement Denver Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center construction project: "The Department of Veterans Affairs replacement Denver VA Medical Center is the biggest construction failure in VA history. Since the project’s inception, the cost of the hospital has ballooned...

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