| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Mr. President, you and I having a similar challenge: selling a military strike against Syria as a "moral imperative."
But we have different audiences. Your constituents come from all parts of the country; mine from different parts of the world. Yours...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Each year as Congress assembles, new legislative bills are introduced as previously introduced bills die.
Some bills relate to Vietnam veterans who did not have boots on ground. Many served at sea and in the air who need VA benefits including...
| Jun 26, 2013
Several hundred people who turned out for a senior fair in Romeoville learned about everything from home health care to veterans' benefits to the latest news on Medicare and Social Security.
The two-hour event, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:32 PM
A former high-ranking official at the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs has been accused of running a kickback scheme from his state office, allegedly fabricating military achievements and disability claims in exchange for a cut of the resulting...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Our government historically has armed soldiers with the technology necessary to succeed on the battlefield, enabling them to topple targets like Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Washington finally is recognizing the importance of technology on the home...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 11:19 PM
Abe Cardenas endured multiple hardships and saw hundreds of his brothers die while in the years he served in Vietnam, but to him, none of that adversity compares to the 14 months he’s dealt with cancer.
“I didn’t believe this was going...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:29 PM
The 112th Congress failed to pass law for Vietnam War veterans. The law would have afforded all U.S. Navy Vietnam vets VA benefits.
New House Bill HR-543, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. This bill was introduced to the 113th Congress by...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Mayor Kelly Boyd began chemotherapy treatment Wednesday, less than a week after doctors confirmed his cancer diagnosis and one day before his 69th birthday.
"It took 25 minutes, and it went well," Boyd said Thursday. "I am feeling fine."
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Calling the failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore "inexcusable," Maryland's congressional leadership on Monday demanded the beleaguered agency develop an immediate plan to fix the local problems in processing disability claims....
| Feb 2, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Family members of nearly 19,500 veterans who died while they waited for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to complete a review of their disability benefits claim collected $436.9 million last year, according to information the agency provided...