veterans affairs

Democratic document outlines new VA nominee allegations

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, was allegedly "abusive" to his colleagues, loosely handled prescription pain medications and was periodically intoxicated, even crashing a car once while drunk, according to allegations detailed in an explosive document compiled by Senate Democrats.

Embattled VA nominee has no plans to withdraw -- for now, source says

Dr. Ronny Jackson, the embattled pick to lead the Veterans Affairs agency, will continue fighting for his nomination, according to senior administration officials, despite allegations of misconduct and hints from President Donald Trump that he could withdraw himself from contention.

VA dismisses privatization talk after leadership change

President Donald Trump's decision to dismiss David Shulkin as the secretary of Veterans Affairs stoked speculation that the White House would move swiftly to allow veterans more access to private care outside the VA's health system.

Shulkin says he was fired via Trump tweet

Former Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Monday that White House chief of staff John Kelly called to give him a heads up that he'd be fired via a tweet from President Donald Trump.

Who is Dr. Ronny Jackson, Trump's new pick to head the VA?

President Donald Trump on Wednesday named presidential physician Ronny Jackson his new choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, bringing the military doctor who vouched for Trump's health in front of the country to a key Cabinet position.

Trump eyes Rick Perry to replace VA secretary

President Donald Trump has grown irritated with his embattled Veterans Affairs secretary, David Shulkin, and is now making plans to remove him from his post, two sources familiar with the move tell CNN.

Embattled VA Secretary Shulkin faces skeptical Congress

In the weeks since a sharply critical inspector general report faulted Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin with misusing taxpayer funds and amid reports of an agency rife with tension and infighting, Shulkin has maintained that he is fully in control, insisting that he has "no tolerance" for those who try to distract from the department's mission.

Embattled Cabinet members attend White House opioid event

Three embattled Cabinet secretaries -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin -- all appeared at a White House summit on the opioid epidemic, carrying on with business as usual.

Who's calling the shots at the VA?

VA SecretaryDavid Shulkin remains on the job nearly a week after a blistering inspector general report found that his chief of staff altered an email and made false statements to a department ethics official that led taxpayers to cover expenses for Shulkin's wife on an official trip to Europe.

VA secretary: White House didn't ask me to resign

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says he has no plans to resign -- and that during a roughly half-hour conversation with White House chief of staff John Kelly on Thursday, he was not asked to resign and did not offer his resignation.

IG: Shulkin's chief of staff altered email for wife's expenses

The chief of staff for Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin altered an email and made false statements to a department ethics official that led to taxpayers covering expenses for Shulkin's wife on an official trip to Europe last summer, the agency's inspector general found.