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Augusta VA appointed new director

...said.Though the gastrointestinal deaths have drawn the most scrutiny, including an ongoing investigation by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, the Augusta VA has struggled in other areas, too.The hospital was one of 112 VA facilities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-01-28/augusta-va-appointed-new-dir
Gov. Haley creates task force to study domestic violence; report not due until Dec. 31

...advise the task force, Haley said.Her order specifies the group will work in three separate committees, as the House committee did. The group will meet at least four times this year, Haley said.State Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-29/gov-haley-creates-task-f
Legislation pushes for VA leader accountability

...After years of treatment delays and records manipulation that affected thousands of veterans, the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs introduced legislation last week to give VA Secretary Robert McDonald more authority to hold executives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-26/legislation-gives-va-sec
U.S. Congressman Rick Allen issues response to State of the Union address

...taxpayers and business owners and encourages growth in the private sector."In December, Allen was assigned to the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Education and Workforce Committee.Allen defeated incumbent John Barrow in November's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-20/congressman-rick-allen-i
Reports pan Southeast VA hospitals

...VA has hired 131 clinical and 21 administrative personnel.Rep. Jeff Miller, a Florida Republican who heads the House Committee on Vete rans Affairs, said the VA's Southeast Network appears to have suffered from the same problems plaguing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-01-17/reports-pan-southeast-va-hos
House targets VA bonuses in new bill

...prosecution when warranted, but at a minimum their bonuses should be paid back in full," said Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, in statement after filing the legislation. "I urge my colleagues to support this bill so the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-14/house-targets-va-bonuses
Congressman Rick Allen sworn into office Tuesday

...direction of this country and ensure America remains the hope of the world."In December, Allen was assigned to the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Education and Workforce Committee.Allen defeated incumbent John Barrow in November's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-06/congressman-rick-allen-sworn
Billions needed to fix SC roads

...miles of roads, about half of that secondary roads for which the state receives no federal transportation money. One House committee has proposed transferring maintenance of those roads to South Carolina's counties. The counties are opposed to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-08/billions-needed-fix-sc-roads
Latest road bill would add interstate lanes

...statement. "We're asking our government leaders to work together to reach a long-term solution to this problem."A House committee wants to reduce the 41,000 miles of roads the state is responsible for by transferring many of the secondary roads...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-03/latest-road-bill-would-a
VA Choice Cards mailed to veterans in Augusta

...fire 35 staffers initially, and potentially more than 1,000 employees. None of those 35 is from Augusta, the House Committee on Vete rans Affairs said last week."I think the Legion believes it is past time for change, but we know it takes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-11-16/va-choice-cards-mailed-veter