Legislation News: H.R.4556 - Expedited Hiring for VA Trained Psychiatrists Act of 2016 H.R.4556 - Expedited Hiring for VA Trained Psychiatrists Act of 2016 was introduced in the House by Congressman Matt Cartwright(D-PA) on February 12th, 2016. The bill's aim is, "To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to hire psychiatrists."
HOUSE HEARING 113TH CONGRESS - LEGISLATIVE HEARING ON H.R. 813; H.R. 806; AND A DRAFT DISCUSSION BILL TO AMEND TITLE 38 UNITED STATES CODE TO DIRECT THE SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS TO SUBMIT TO CONGRESS A FUTURE-YEARS VETERANS PROGRAM AND A QUADRENNIAL VETERANS REVIEW TO ESTABLISH IN THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS A CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES''
Legislation News: S.2422 - Fiscal Year 2016 Department Of Veterans Affairs Seismic Safety And Construction Authorization Act S.2422 - Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Seismic Safety and Construction Authorization Act was introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein on December 18th, 2015. The bill's aim is, "To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations are being made for fiscal year 2016."
Message from the Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson | Thank You For Your Service http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/june-2014/article/message-from-the-acting-secretary-of-veterans-affairs-sloan-d-gibson
Though barred from combat, women in military service do have de facto roles in combat. Tammy Duckworth, former assistant secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs lost her legs in combat while piloting a Black Hawk helicopter. “When I’m asked if the country is ready for women in combat, I look down at where my legs used to be and think, ‘Where do you think this happened, a bar fight?’“ Reblogging because Tammy Duckworth is really inspirational.