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Approaching debate, Clinton, Sanders showing differences

...experience. He helped oversee policies for veterans returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq as chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.Sanders says foreign policy is a matter of judgment, not experience, and many of the concerns he raised...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-07/approaching-debate-clinton-s
Nation and World
Veterans say reformed VA hurting

...Act across the state this month in response to complaints from constituents. The meetings culminate in a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee field hearing Tuesday in Eagle River.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/veterans-say-reformed-va-hurting
State
Sullivan to host meetings in Alaska on veterans' health care

...and Kenai. Sullivan's office, in a release, said the VA undersecretary for health will attend.The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee also will hold a field hearing in Eagle River Aug. 25.Concerns have been raised with the VA's implementation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-10/sullivan-host-meetings-alaska-veterans-
State
Federal VA health program jeopardizes Alaska system

...not interfere with Alaska's successful model of care."Sullivan, meanwhile, this week requested the Senate Veterans Affairs committee hold an oversight hearing. "Put succinctly: The VA Choice Program in Alaska has created chaos and has...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-21/federal-va-health-program-jeopardizes-a
State
Sullivan to host meetings in Alaska on veterans' health care

...and Kenai. Sullivan's office, in a release, said the VA undersecretary for health will attend.The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee also will hold a field hearing in Eagle River Aug. 25.Concerns have been raised with the VA's implementation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-11/sullivan-host-meetings-alaska-veterans-
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
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
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 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
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
local

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