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  • Issue Brief posted June 24, 2016 by John S. O'Shea, M.D. Reforming Veterans Health Care: Now and for the Future

    Since 2014, investigations of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) have revealed glaring issues with the Administration’s policies and practices, including excessively long wait times and secret waitlists for health care at hundreds of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. A report from a VA whistleblower shows that as many as 238,000 veterans may have passed away before…

  • Issue Brief posted May 17, 2016 by Justin Bogie Congress Should Exercise Restraint in Veterans Affairs Funding Bill

    This week, the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Military Construction and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) appropriations bill is likely to receive floor consideration in the House of Representatives. The first of 12 appropriations bills providing discretionary funding for the federal government, the bill provides funding to the Department of Defense and the VA for the following…

  • Commentary posted September 1, 2015 by Romina Boccia Congress should be fiscally prudent with VA funding

    Congress is trying to figure out how best to address the recent scandal over poor medical care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). But will it make an accurate diagnosis? Lawmakers should exercise care so as to not make current problems worse and ensure that eligible veterans receive proper care in a fiscally responsible way. Costs could double There are…

  • Backgrounder posted May 11, 2015 by John L. Ligon, Norbert J. Michel, Ph.D. The Federal Housing Administration: What Record of Success?

    More than 80 years ago, Congress passed a series of laws that significantly expanded the federal government’s presence in the housing finance system. These federal programs have grown and contributed to an explosion of mortgage debt over the past few decades. Homeownership rates, however, have barely changed since the late 1960s. The long-term increase in mortgage debt…

  • Posted on March 20, 2015 by Kate Scanlon Conservative Lawmaker Seeks Answers From the VA on Misleading Statements

    Earlier this week, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing in order to try and answer lingering questions...…

  • Posted on May 30, 2014 by Josh Siegel As VA Secretary Resigns, Obama Vows to Fix ‘Bad News’

    Eric Shinseki resigned this morning as the government’s top advocate for military veterans amid a growing scandal over...…

  • Posted on May 29, 2014 by Josh Siegel Romney: Veterans Hospitals Need Competition, Standards (VIDEO)

    Mitt Romney lent a private-sector management perspective to the health care scandal at the Department of Veterans...…

  • White Paper posted November 1, 2011 by Patrick Louis Knudsen, Emily Goff Appropriations Tracker: FY 2012

    The FY 2013 version of the Appropriations Tracker is available here. Download a PDF version with hyperlinks to House and Senate Appropriations Committee documents: Appropriations Tracker: FY 2012 Designed to inform American policymakers and citizens, the Appropriations Tracker: FY 2012 monitors the progress of appropriations bills as they move through the…

  • WebMemo posted September 29, 2011 by Baker Spring Building a Better Military Health Care System

    Washington has a problem. The men and women who serve and have served in uniform and their families deserve quality health care. Delivering first-class care, particularly in time of war, is a daunting challenge. Furthermore, care for military members, retirees, and their families in an all-volunteer force must be portable. Service members should not have to choose between…

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  • Backgrounder posted May 11, 2015 by John L. Ligon, Norbert J. Michel, Ph.D. The Federal Housing Administration: What Record of Success?

    More than 80 years ago, Congress passed a series of laws that significantly expanded the federal government’s presence in the housing finance system. These federal programs have grown and contributed to an explosion of mortgage debt over the past few decades. Homeownership rates, however, have barely changed since the late 1960s. The long-term increase in mortgage debt…

  • Commentary posted September 1, 2015 by Romina Boccia Congress should be fiscally prudent with VA funding

    Congress is trying to figure out how best to address the recent scandal over poor medical care at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). But will it make an accurate diagnosis? Lawmakers should exercise care so as to not make current problems worse and ensure that eligible veterans receive proper care in a fiscally responsible way. Costs could double There are…

  • Issue Brief posted June 24, 2016 by John S. O'Shea, M.D. Reforming Veterans Health Care: Now and for the Future

    Since 2014, investigations of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) have revealed glaring issues with the Administration’s policies and practices, including excessively long wait times and secret waitlists for health care at hundreds of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. A report from a VA whistleblower shows that as many as 238,000 veterans may have passed away before…

  • Issue Brief posted May 17, 2016 by Justin Bogie Congress Should Exercise Restraint in Veterans Affairs Funding Bill

    This week, the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Military Construction and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) appropriations bill is likely to receive floor consideration in the House of Representatives. The first of 12 appropriations bills providing discretionary funding for the federal government, the bill provides funding to the Department of Defense and the VA for the following…

  • WebMemo posted September 29, 2011 by Baker Spring Building a Better Military Health Care System

    Washington has a problem. The men and women who serve and have served in uniform and their families deserve quality health care. Delivering first-class care, particularly in time of war, is a daunting challenge. Furthermore, care for military members, retirees, and their families in an all-volunteer force must be portable. Service members should not have to choose between…

  • White Paper posted November 1, 2011 by Patrick Louis Knudsen, Emily Goff Appropriations Tracker: FY 2012

    The FY 2013 version of the Appropriations Tracker is available here. Download a PDF version with hyperlinks to House and Senate Appropriations Committee documents: Appropriations Tracker: FY 2012 Designed to inform American policymakers and citizens, the Appropriations Tracker: FY 2012 monitors the progress of appropriations bills as they move through the…

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  • Issue Brief posted June 24, 2016 by John S. O'Shea, M.D. Reforming Veterans Health Care: Now and for the Future

    Since 2014, investigations of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) have revealed glaring issues with the Administration’s policies and practices, including excessively long wait times and secret waitlists for health care at hundreds of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. A report from a VA whistleblower shows that as many as 238,000 veterans may have passed away before…

  • Issue Brief posted May 17, 2016 by Justin Bogie Congress Should Exercise Restraint in Veterans Affairs Funding Bill

    This week, the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Military Construction and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) appropriations bill is likely to receive floor consideration in the House of Representatives. The first of 12 appropriations bills providing discretionary funding for the federal government, the bill provides funding to the Department of Defense and the VA for the following…

  • Backgrounder posted May 11, 2015 by John L. Ligon, Norbert J. Michel, Ph.D. The Federal Housing Administration: What Record of Success?

    More than 80 years ago, Congress passed a series of laws that significantly expanded the federal government’s presence in the housing finance system. These federal programs have grown and contributed to an explosion of mortgage debt over the past few decades. Homeownership rates, however, have barely changed since the late 1960s. The long-term increase in mortgage debt…

  • White Paper posted November 1, 2011 by Patrick Louis Knudsen, Emily Goff Appropriations Tracker: FY 2012

    The FY 2013 version of the Appropriations Tracker is available here. Download a PDF version with hyperlinks to House and Senate Appropriations Committee documents: Appropriations Tracker: FY 2012 Designed to inform American policymakers and citizens, the Appropriations Tracker: FY 2012 monitors the progress of appropriations bills as they move through the…

  • WebMemo posted September 29, 2011 by Baker Spring Building a Better Military Health Care System

    Washington has a problem. The men and women who serve and have served in uniform and their families deserve quality health care. Delivering first-class care, particularly in time of war, is a daunting challenge. Furthermore, care for military members, retirees, and their families in an all-volunteer force must be portable. Service members should not have to choose between…

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