VA Chief Eric Shinseki, Set to Meet Obama, Apologizes for 'Systemic' Crisis -
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EDITORIAL: Veterans have earned 'our undying gratitude' - 10 Nov 2018
Bernie Sanders was chairman of the committee and Eric Shinseki was the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA came under a cloud with the reports of veterans dying while awaiting care at the VA medical facilities in Phoenix, Arizona ...
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Nov. 16 Dallas clinic to offer free legal help for veterans

Rockwall County Herald Banner - 08 Nov 2018
“The unmet legal needs of veterans are one of the root causes of homelessness,” said former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “Working with partners in law schools and the legal community, we can improve the lives of these vulnerable ...
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More US Veterans Are Off the Streets

Wall Street Journal - 01 Nov 2018
The VA began focusing on the issue in 2009 under then-Secretary Eric Shinseki who made it a goal to end veteran homelessness within a decade, a goal that won't be met. But the emphasis then helped boost recognition of the problem, creating partnerships ...
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Registered Nurses Call On VA Secretary To Sign Contract

Common Dreams - 30 Oct 2018
Secretary Wilkie made note of 357 objections in the contract, of those 267 were provisions included in the previous contract signed by former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki in 2012. “We believe the VA secretary has gone beyond the intent of the law by ...
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Delivering graduation speech is a tough gig

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - 20 May 2018
Retired Army Gen. Eric Shinseki began his keynote speech at the University of Hawaii at Manoa graduation on May 12 with that perfect description of a commencement speaker. It's a tough gig. Read More ...
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Advocacy Group Helps Homeless Veterans Make Rent Deposits - 03 Nov 2018
The difference between an apartment and the street for a homeless veteran can often come down to a few hundred bucks for the rent deposit, according to the Veterans Matter advocacy group, which writes a check when the system falls short. Ken Leslie ...
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Obama accepts resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki

Washington Post - 31 May 2014
Eric K. Shinseki resigned as secretary of veterans affairs Friday, apologizing for a scandal in which employees throughout the VA's massive hospital system conspired to hide months-long wait times that veterans faced when seeking care. The size and ...
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Newly ordained Jesuit returns home to Kauai for first Mass

Hawaii Catholic Herald - 27 Jun 2018
Eric Shinseki), celebrated his vocation with family, friends and complete strangers. With input from Immaculate Conception, he planned a multicultural Mass that reflects his belief that the Catholic Church should work to blend cultural communities ...
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Choose Carefully, Mr. President

Slate Magazine - 29 Apr 2018
Eric Shinseki in 2014. Each of these VA leaders presided over periods of intense scrutiny and infighting, and achieved varying levels of success in attempting to reform the relatively new department—which has existed as a Cabinet-level agency only ...
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Shulkin out: Trump fires VA secretary after weeks of controversy

Military Times - 28 Mar 2018
In May 2014, then-VA Secretary Eric Shinseki was forced to resign after a national scandal over patient wait times and records manipulation by hospital officials. Shulkin was fired via Twitter. The president did not mention his name in the announcement.

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