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Construction at Denver VA hospital to resume

The VA can now shift the $625 million it needs to finish the Denver VA hospital from other accounts within its budget.

Arming troops at U.S. bases

Department of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has given his authority to allow more troops to carry weapons at U.S. bases, with a focus on recruiting stations, reserve centers and other "soft" military targets.

Veteran ID Card Act signed into law

The bill creates a new identification card for a requesting veteran who is neither entitled to military retired pay nor enrolled in the VA health-care system.

Agent Orange VA benefits expanded

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently published a new regulation that expands eligibility for some VA benefits for Air Force veterans and Air Force reserve veterans.

Eleventh hour actions keep Denver VA hospital afloat

Last-minute effort gives VA a few more weeks of breathing room on controversial project.

Military construction, VA funding gets preliminary approval

On April 30, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2029, the Fiscal Year 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill by a vote of 255-163.

Department of Homeland Security funding finalized

Funding increased by $400 million compared to fiscal 2014.

2016 VA budget released

On Feb. 2, President Barack Obama released his proposed fiscal year (FY) 2016 federal budget.

House, Senate pass suicide prevention bill

Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act heads to President Obama's desk for signature.

New bill provides VA accountability