Articles Tagged 'Eric Shinseki'


Obama Finally Fires Someone for his Failures

May 30, 2014

Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is out of a job after meeting with President Obama at the White House. Mr. Shinseki was sent packing… READ MORE

‘Not one single complaint,’ about VA hospitals, congresswoman says

May 30, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — As the VA fiasco continues to grab headlines, a Florida congresswoman wants to put the nation at ease about any potential problems in the Sunshine State. “I did my reconnaissance in Florida, and I can tell you we’re doing fine,” U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, a Democrat, said during a U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday night… READ MORE

Watchdog finds ‘systemic’ problems at VA, Shinseki faces bipartisan calls to resign

May 29, 2014
The official watchdog for the Department of Veterans Affairs claimed in a scathing report that the department has a “systemic” problem with clinics lying about patient wait times, as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle joined calls for Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. The VA Office of Inspector General released its interim report on Wednesday, as part of its… READ MORE

VA chief Shinseki faces critics on Capitol Hill in first testimony since scandal

May 15, 2014
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will testify Thursday for the first time since a burgeoning scandal broke on allegedly deadly health care delays in the VA system, as he faces calls for his resignation and demands that the VA immediately improve the way it treats America’s vets. According to prepared remarks, Shinseki will say the alleged problems in the system… READ MORE

Holder, Sebelius, Shinseki to stay on for second Obama term

January 10, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will stay in their positions in President Obama’s second term, White House officials said Thursday. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki also will remain, the officials said.
In 2012, the House voted to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress for failing to provide information demanded by… READ MORE
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Obama says country must help vets with PTSD

July 10, 2010
By JULIE PACE (AP) WASHINGTON — With the military fighting two wars, President Barack Obama said Saturday the country has a “solemn responsibility” to ensure… READ MORE

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