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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 15, 2017. DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley
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Mattis Meets With Turkish Defense Minister in Brussels
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Navy Cmdr. Sarah Higgins said Mattis also assured Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işik of the support of the United States as a strategic partner in the campaign to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
The secretary and minister agreed to continue their full range of bilateral defense activities and consultations, and to look for ways to further strengthen defense cooperation in the future, Higgins added.
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News Release Statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs on federal hiring freeze 01/27/2017 01:55 PM EST
Statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs on federal hiring freeze
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced exemptions to the federal hiring freeze in the President's memo dated January 23rd, 2017. The authorities outlined in the President's memo provide VA the ability to continue filling essential positions that provide public safety services to our Veterans. We strongly believe that these exemptions are in line with the President's intent. "The Department of Veterans Affairs intends to exempt anyone it deems necessary for public health and safety, including frontline caregivers," Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Snyder said. "The President and VA remain committed to seeing that our Veterans receive the quality care and benefits they've earned. This is the right thing to do for our Veterans." The memorandum is available for viewing here. # # # Media Inquiries: Lydia Blaha VA Deputy Press Secretary 202-461-7458 Lydia.Blada@va.gov Keep updated & let us know how we're doing. Facebook Twitter Google Plus Blog Website Subscribe You have received this message because you are subscribed to Veterans Affairs. Access your Subscriber Preferences to make changes to your subscription or Unsubscribe. Get this as a forward? Sign Up to receive updates from Veterans Affairs. Having questions or problems? Please visit subscriberhelp.govdelivery.com for assistance. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please call 1-800-273-8255 and (PRESS 1) or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/. Please remember the only secure way to ask personal questions is at https://iris.custhelp.com. Explore VA benefits at explore.va.gov
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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tiffany Haverly
Roe Announces Committee Leadership
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) announced the leadership for the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs for the 115th Congress.
Roe released the following statement:
"These incoming subcommittee chairmen have impressive backgrounds in public service, and many of them have served in the military. They've each been tireless advocates for veterans, and I'm confident they will keep fighting to improve the lives of our nation's heroes as chairmen of their respective subcommittees. I am also glad Rep. Bilirakis will continue serving as vice chairman. I look forward to working with Rep. Bilirakis and the subcommittee chairmen to pass meaningful legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and continue the committee's diligent oversight."
115th Congress Leadership:
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL): Vice Chairman
Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL): Chairman, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX): Chairman, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH): Chairman, Subcommittee on Health
Rep. Jack Bergman (R-MI): Chairman, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
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Early Saturday morning, the Miller-Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Act, H.R. 6416,
passed the Senate and is now on the way to the President's Desk for signature into law. Among the
76 separate provisions of the bill are measures aimed at improving veterans' access to care, benefits,
education, and homeless assistance.
Also included in the legislation are the provisions of the Toxic Exposure Research Act.
My heartfelt congratulations go to all of you who answered the call and took action, organizing over
250 Agent Orange town hall meetings throughout our nation; activating your communities; and working
with your representatives on Capitol Hill. Through your relentless perseverance, your voices have
This legislation, a necessary first step, will lay the groundwork for the research we need
on the health of our children and grandchildren, whom we believe have been impacted by
exposures during our military serviceand in keeping with our founding principle, this
legislation will ensure that our newer veterans will not have to wait 50 years for answers.
This is a milestone. Stand by. Our work is not done.