U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The new policy came in response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, which saw a number of states move to limit or ban abortion.
Service dogs have long helped veterans with vision or mobility problems. Now the PAWS Veterans Therapy Act will help connect specially trained dogs to some veterans with symptoms of traumatic stress.
As head of the VA, McDonough inherits the formidable task of overseeing the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to approximately 18 million veterans across the nation.
The comedian and activist is helping to launch a new campaign to fight for war veterans who say they are sick because of exposure to burn pits and other toxins in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Seven Veterans Affairs staffers have died from the virus, and unions for VA workers have been sounding the alarm about shortages of protective gear and insufficient staffing.
The lawmakers have been using the offices to meet with veterans. At least one believes the eviction is payback for his tough questioning of VA Secretary Robert Wilkie in April.
A local nonprofit that provides employment and training for people who are blind or visually impaired is fighting to keep jobs.
Veterans are warning that the Department of Veterans Affairs has not resolved serious flaws in the way the program is administered.