D.C. Insider

Congress scrambles to finish business

In advance of the winter break, Congress worked to resolve some pending issues, including some important to veterans.

Veterans homelessness percentage drops

Percentage dropped 8 percent from January 2012 to January 2013, 24 percent since 2010.

Whistleblowers testify on problems at VA clinic

Former doctors at facility testify on culture of negligence that has compromised patient safety at G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center.

New Jersey hosts 13th job fair

More than 100 employers, veterans in attendance at Nov. 5 career fair at National Guard armory in Morristown.

Veterans to learn COLA increases soon

Military retirees and veterans with service-connected disability compensation will know their 2014 cost-of-living adjustment later this week.

Legion aids veterans during government shutdown

Legion continuing to assist veterans, surviving spouses and dependents.

SWS turns 10 years old

System Worth Saving Task Force provides annual reviews of VA medical centers.

VA advises veterans on health-care reform changes

VA has developed a communication plan on how the new health-care law will affect veterans.

Dellinger meets with key legislators

National Commander Daniel Dellinger met with key congressional members last week even as the House and Senate worked through a busy floor schedule as budget deadlines draw nearer.

Legion focuses attention on VHA patient safety

Following a series of scandals in the Veterans Health Administration involving patient safety, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs conducted a hearing Sept. 9 in Pittsburgh.