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Begich reserving judgment on Shinseki

...Rove-backed Crossroads GPS announced an ad launch Wednesday suggesting that Begich, who serves on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, hasn't done enough in response to problems within the VA. Begich's campaign responded by blasting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-30/begich-reserving-judgment-shinseki
State
Delegation: Shinseki ouster won't solve VA issues

...added.Begich said Shinseki's resignation won't fix the reported problems.Begich, who sits on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, said he would "aggressively" monitor the results of internal reports and demand answers so the VA nationally...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-01/delegation-shinseki-ouster-wont-solve-v
State
Our veterans deserve the very best

...reflect significant progress in the right direction and I'll continue to work with my colleagues on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee to push for improvement in both services and response time to our veterans.The Alaska Veterans Health Administration...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-30/our-veterans-deserve-very-best
Opinion
Begich to host veterans hearings

...will not testify. Instead, invited veterans and advocates are on the agenda. Begich is a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. He will join Veterans Administration and Department of Labor officials for the hearings. Begich said the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021710/reg_564132548.shtml
Regional News
Begich meets with VA official

...Begich spokeswoman Julie Hasquet says Shinseki met Wednesday with the Alaska Democrat, who is a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. Hasquet says that at the meeting Begich reiterated his support for a recent decision to add three more...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092410/reg_711593004.shtml
Regional News
Mental health treatment delays hurt veterans

...difference between life and death," said Sen. Patty Murray, a Washington state Democrat who heads the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. "It's the critical period, not unlike the 'golden hour' immediately after a traumatic physical injury...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-04-30/mental-health-treatment-delays-hurt-v
Opinion
Alaska editorial: Take care of Alaska's vets

...Murkowski wants a thorough review of Anchorage office staffing. Begich has scheduled a field hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for Feb. 16 in Anchorage. Good on both counts. Let's do what it takes to take care of our Alaska veterans...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020410/opi_558710035.shtml
Opinion
Alaska editorials: Take care of veterans

...Murkowski wants a thorough review of Anchorage office staffing. Begich has scheduled a field hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for Feb. 16 in Anchorage. Good on both counts. Let's do what it takes to take care of our Alaska veterans...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021510/opi_563323256.shtml
Opinion
VA pledges to improve care for rural veterans

JUNEAU - The Veterans Administration made a verbal commitment during a hearing with the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee last week to improve care for rural veterans. The pledge came during a meeting chaired by Sen. Mark Begich...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062110/loc_657048011.shtml
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