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VA passes 1 million vaccine doses, 9,000 deaths in fight against coronavirus

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Veterans Affairs officials marked a pair of very different coronavirus milestones this week: more than 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses administered in the last month and a half, and more than 9,000 patient deaths in the last 11 months. The vaccine doses administered include about 400,000 shots given to VA employees and 626,000 shots given […]

VA passes 1 million vaccine doses, 9,000 deaths in fight against coronavirus

va-passes-1-million-vaccine-doses,-9,000-deaths-in-fight-against-coronavirus

Veterans Affairs officials marked a pair of very different coronavirus milestones this week: more than 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses administered in the last month and a half, and more than 9,000 patient deaths in the last 11 months. The vaccine doses administered include about 400,000 shots given to VA employees and 626,000 shots given […]

House passes funding patch to avert government shutdown

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WASHINGTON ― The House passed a stopgap spending measure on Tuesday to avoid a government shutdown and keep the Department of Defense and other federal agencies operating through Dec. 11. The continuing resolution was the subject of a bipartisan compromise with Senate Republicans, whose chamber now has eight days to pass the bill before 2020 […]

House passes largest VA budget ever, but partisan fights threaten its future

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House lawmakers advanced the largest budget in Veterans Affairs history on Friday, but the spending package faces an uncertain future in the Senate and even tougher odds if it reaches the White House. That’s because the $241 billion VA funding measure — which also includes about $10 billion more in appropriations for military construction projects […]

House passes largest VA budget ever, but partisan fights threaten its future

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House lawmakers advanced the largest budget in Veterans Affairs history on Friday, but the spending package faces an uncertain future in the Senate and even tougher odds if it reaches the White House. That’s because the $241 billion VA funding measure — which also includes about $10 billion more in appropriations for military construction projects […]

VA budget passes House panel

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Veterans Affairs programs would see a hefty funding boost in fiscal 2021 under plans advanced by House appropriators on Monday, continuing the trend in recent years of increased money for the department despite modest growth or cuts for other federal agencies. The plan, which echoes requested funding increases from the White House earlier this year, […]

VA budget passes House panel

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Veterans Affairs programs would see a hefty funding boost in fiscal 2021 under plans advanced by House appropriators on Monday, continuing the trend in recent years of increased money for the department despite modest growth or cuts for other federal agencies. The plan, which echoes requested funding increases from the White House earlier this year, […]