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10/23/14 VA Demonstrates New Telehealth Scheduling System to Veteran Service Organizations Robert McDonald 10/21/14 FMCSA Awards $1 Million to Help Train and Place Veterans in Careers as Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers Anthony Foxx 10/20/14 Institute of Medicine Annual Meeting Robert McDonald 10/10/14 VA Telehealth Services Served Over 690,000 Veterans In Fiscal Year 2014 Robert McDonald 10/08/14 Secretary McDonald Announces VA to Continue Town Hall Events at VA Facilities Nationwide Robert McDonald 10/08/14 VA Sharply Reduces Drug-Resistant Staph Infections in Hospitalized Veterans Robert McDonald 10/07/14 VA Achieves Certification on Whistleblower Protection Robert McDonald 10/07/14 VA Seeking Nominations for Appointment to the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Robert McDonald 10/05/14 American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Dedication Robert McDonald 10/05/14 Secretary Jewell Offers Remarks at American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Dedication Sally Jewell 10/05/14 Remarks by the President at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Dedication Pres. Barack Obama 10/02/14 VA Awards Contract for Independent Assessment of Health Care to Non-Profit Firm Robert McDonald 10/02/14 Department of Veterans Affairs Partners With Walgreens to Expand Real-Time Sharing of Medical Information of Vaccines Provided by Walgreens to Enrolled Veterans Robert McDonald 10/01/14 HUD and VA Team Up to Help More Than 9,000 Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes Julián Castro 9/30/14 VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness Robert McDonald 9/30/14 Schatz, Hirono Announce $3 Million for Veteran Homelessness Relief Robert McDonald 9/29/14 VA To Make Phoenix Whistleblowers Whole Robert McDonald 9/29/14 VA Announces Awardees of Grants that Support Disabled Veterans in Adaptive Sports Robert McDonald 9/26/14 USDA Invests $20 Million to Hire 11,000 Youth and Veterans on Forest Lands Thomas Vilsack 9/24/14 VA Updates Disability Claims Application Robert McDonald 9/23/14 Two VA Scientists Honored with Awards for Groundbreaking Work on Spinal Cord Injuries Robert McDonald 9/19/14 National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony Charles Hagel 9/17/14 VA Announces Proposed Increase in Pay Ranges for VA Physicians and Dentists to Recruit Best and Brightest to Serve Veterans Robert McDonald 9/13/14 VA to Hold Industry Day to Support Implementation of Veterans Choice Act Robert McDonald 9/11/14 VA Secretary McDonald Meets with Congressional Leaders and Military & Veteran Groups to Lay Out His Vision to Reform and Reorganize Department Robert McDonald 9/11/14 Blog: Improving Performance and Delivering Impact Shaun Donovan 9/08/14 Secretary McDonald Press Conference Outlining The Road To Veterans Day Robert McDonald 9/05/14 VA Names New National Cemetery in Nebraska Robert McDonald 9/02/14 Participants Selected for Pilot Program in Rural Communities Robert McDonald 8/29/14 Secretary McDonald Announces the Start of a National Recruitment Effort to Bring Needed Medical Professionals to VA Robert McDonald 8/26/14 Remarks by the President to the American Legion National Convention Pres. Barack Obama 8/26/14 HUD, VA, and USICH Announce 33% Drop in Veteran Homelessness Since 2010 Robert McDonald 8/26/14 Secretary Robert A. McDonald's Remarks (as Prepared) for the American Legion's 96th Annual Convention Robert McDonald 8/26/14 HUD, VA, and USICH Announce 33% Drop in Veteran Homelessness Since 2010 Julián Castro 8/26/14 VA Outlines Actions Taken to Improve Access to Care, Implement Recommendations from the Office of Inspector General Robert McDonald 8/25/14 VA Takes Next Step to Modernize Scheduling System Robert McDonald 8/22/14 VA Moves to Streamline Identification of Rural Land Areas Robert McDonald 8/19/14 Blinded Veterans Association, 69th National Convention Robert McDonald 8/13/14 Remarks by Secretary Robert McDonald during AMVETS National Conference Robert McDonald 8/13/14 VA Expands Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) Contracts to Provide Access to Primary Care Robert McDonald 8/11/14 VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veterans Homelessness Robert McDonald 8/09/14 VA Secretary McDonald Delivers Keynote Speech During Disabled American Veterans Conference in Las Vegas Robert McDonald 8/08/14 In Phoenix, Secretary McDonald Announces Independent Review of All VA Scheduling Practices Robert McDonald 8/07/14 Remarks by the President at the Signing of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act Pres. Barack Obama 8/06/14 HUD and VA Announce Vouchers to Help Nearly 1,000 Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Homes Julián Castro 8/05/14 Secretary McDonald Announces Town Hall Events at Veterans' Facilities Nationwide Robert McDonald 8/01/14 Press Conference by the President Pres. Barack Obama 7/31/14 Remarks by the President at HUD Pres. Barack Obama 7/31/14 Secretary McDonald Issues Message to VA Employees Robert McDonald 7/31/14 Video Message to VA Employees Robert McDonald 7/29/14 Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Bob McDonald as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Pres. Barack Obama 7/25/14 DOT Expands Program to Help Veterans Get Jobs as Professional Truck and Bus Drivers Anthony Foxx 7/23/14 Remarks by the President at a DNC Event Pres. Barack Obama 6/30/14 Remarks by the President at Nomination of Robert McDonald as Secretary of Veterans Affairs Pres. Barack Obama 6/30/14 Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Nomination of Bob McDonald Charles Hagel 6/26/14 $36M in Job-Training Grants to Help 12,000 Homeless Veterans Awarded by US Labor Department Thomas Perez 6/04/14 Obama Administration Announces Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness Shaun Donovan 6/04/14 Remarks of Secretary Shaun Donovan at First Lady Michelle Obama's Announcement of Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness Shaun Donovan 5/30/14 Statement by the President - Department of Veterans' Affairs Pres. Barack Obama 5/30/14 Remarks by the President, Press Secretary Jay Carney, and Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest in Daily Press Briefing Pres. Barack Obama 5/30/14 Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Shinseki Charles Hagel 5/29/14 Media Availability with Secretary Hagel Enroute to Singapore Charles Hagel 5/29/14 Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Orders Military Health System Review Charles Hagel 5/28/14 National Coalition for Homeless Veterans Thomas Perez 5/28/14 Remarks by Secretary Hagel During a Troop Event at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska Charles Hagel 5/26/14 Remarks by the President Before ISAF Meeting -- Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan Pres. Barack Obama 5/26/14 Remarks By the President on Memorial Day Pres. Barack Obama 5/26/14 Memorial Day Observance Charles Hagel 5/26/14 Memorial Day Message from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Charles Hagel 5/24/14 Weekly Address: Paying Tribute to our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day Pres. Barack Obama 5/22/14 PBS "Charlie Rose" - Transcript - Department of Veterans' Affairs Scandal, Crimean Crisis, Middle East Peace Process, and Nigeria Kidnappings Charles Hagel 5/21/14 Statement by the President on Veterans Health Care Pres. Barack Obama 5/15/14 Remarks by the President at 9/11 Museum Dedication Pres. Barack Obama 5/13/14 Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund 26th Annual Candlelight Vigil Eric Holder 5/13/14 Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at Press Conference Announcing Law Enforcement Action to Protect Military Servicemembers from Unfair Lending Practices Eric Holder 5/13/14 Remarks by the President at Presentation of Medal of Honor to Sergeant Kyle J. White, U.S. Army Pres. Barack Obama 4/28/14 Remarks by President Obama to Filipino and U.S. Armed Forces at Fort Bonifacio Pres. Barack Obama 4/23/14 Obama Administration Launches Online Veterans Employment Center Thomas Perez 4/23/14 Obama Administration Launches Online Veterans Employment Center Charles Hagel 4/17/14 Remarks by the President Welcoming the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride Pres. Barack Obama 4/14/14 $6M in Job Training Grants Available to Assist An Estimated 2,000 Veterans Announced by US Labor Department Thomas Perez 3/25/14 Remarks by President Obama, His Majesty King Philippe, and Prime Minister di Rupo of Belgium at Flanders Field Cemetery Pres. Barack Obama 3/20/14 Statement by US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on Veterans' Employment Thomas Perez 3/18/14 Remarks By Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, American Association of People With Disabilities Thomas Perez 2/11/14 Remarks by President Obama and President Hollande of France at Arrival Ceremony Pres. Barack Obama 2/10/14 A National Symposium: Veterans' Employment in Construction Thomas Perez 2/10/14 Construction Industry Pledges to Hire More Than 100,000 Veterans in Announcement With Joining Forces and US Labor Department Thomas Perez 2/10/14 Blog: Doing the Right Thing: A Commitment to Veterans by the Construction Industry Thomas Perez 2/08/14 U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Joins Federal, State Officials for Opening of New Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Anthony Foxx 2/03/14 $900,000 in Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Grants Announced by US Labor Department Thomas Perez 1/28/14 President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address Pres. Barack Obama 1/23/14 Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks at the Roanoke Veterans Treatment Court Program Eric Holder 1/14/14 Cleveland.com - New Spending Bill Would Restore Great Lakes Cleanup Money Pres. Barack Obama 1/08/14 Remarks by Secretary Hagel at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas Charles Hagel 1/07/14 Secretary of State John Kerry Hosts the Unaccompanied Tour Families Holiday Reception John Kerry 11/18/13 Sec. Hagel Spotlights U.S. Military Readiness Crisis Charles Hagel 11/13/13 Remarks by the President at Tribal Nations Conference Pres. Barack Obama 11/13/13 Remarks at a Department of State Event in Honor of Veterans Day John Kerry 11/11/13 Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Veterans Day Penny Pritzker 11/11/13 Honoring Veterans by Hiring Veterans Thomas Perez