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  • Burr, Boxer Praise Unanimous Senate Passage of Resolution Honoring Auxiliaries of Veterans Service Organizations

    U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), co-chairs of the Senate Military Family Caucus,  praised the unanimous Senate passage of a resolution recognizing the patriotism and contributions of veterans service organizations' (VSO) women's auxiliaries. "Auxiliaries, made up of generations of women, are the heart of our nation's quiet but devoted network that provide support to veterans and they should be recognized for their hard work and sacrifices," said Senator Richar...

  • Ranking Member Burr's Opening Statement for 'State of VA Health Care' Hearing

    Good morning, Mr. Chairman. I would like to welcome and thank Secretary McDonald and Acting Inspector General Griffin for being here.  Today, the Committee is holding another hearing on the "State of VA Healthcare" specifically focusing on the final IG report, released last month, on the problems found at the Phoenix Healthcare System. Since our last hearing on the “State of VA Healthcare,” Congress has moved forward on historic legislation that will improve access to healthca...

  • Ranking Member Burr Releases Statement on VA Reform Legislation

    Today,  U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Ranking Member of the U.S.Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 3230, the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014.  H.R. 3230 passed the Senate on a vote of 91-3. "I am pleased that both the House and Senate came together and voted on this crucial piece of legislation that will help begin to address some of the problems faced by the Department of Veterans Af...

  • VA Conference Committee Reaches Agreement on Legislation

    Last evening, the Veterans Affairs Conference Committee signed an agreement on legislation that would help address the systemic issues plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  The Ranking Member of the Veterans' Affairs Committee released the following statement. "I am pleased that the conference could come together and compromise on much needed legislation to help address the grave problems at the Department of Veteran Affairs," said Senator Richard Burr.  &...

  • Committee Unanimously Supports Senate Confirmation of VA Nominee

    Today, the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs unanimously voted to send the President’s Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee, Robert McDonald, to the Senate floor for confirmation.  The Ranking Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee released the following statement.   "I am pleased that Mr. McDonald’s nomination moved quickly through the committee and it is my expectation he will swiftly receive Senate confirmation," said Senator Burr.  “Mr. McDonald...

  • Opening Statement from Ranking Member Burr

    Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman. Thank you for bringing the Committee together to examine the qualifications of Robert McDonald to serve as the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Welcome to you, Mr. McDonald, and thank you for your willingness to take the reins at the Department of Veterans Affairs at this critical time. As you acknowledge in your testimony, VA is an agency in crisis. Over the past few months, the nation has been rocked by revelations that the Veterans Health Administration was m...

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