ArmyTimes: For today’s VA, it’s the best of times and the worst of times

“In a White House press conference Wednesday, amid a host of other topics, President Donald Trump stated that because of his leadership “our vets are doing better than they’ve ever done.”

“Yet his critics contend that over the last eight months, the Department of Veterans Affairs has never been in more disarray, with a confusing series of leadership scandals and management overhauls further diminishing public faith in the institution…”

“This Veterans Day, VA leaders once again find themselves at a critical moment for the department. Trump just signed into law the largest VA budget ever, topping $200 billion. Congress has given him nearly every major piece of legislation on veterans policy he has requested, including new rules that make it easier to fire poorly performing VA workers and reforms that aim to speed up the benefits claims process.”

“But as deadlines loom for implementing numerous health care and management initiatives, Democrats in the House…” Read the full article here.

Source: For today’s VA, it’s the best of times and the worst of times – By Leo Shane, November 8, 2018. ArmyTimes.

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