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VA to host town halls nationwide and Pa., for vets exposed to toxic substances  

BY: - December 6, 2022

More than 90 VA facilities around the country, including sites in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, are slated to hold in-person sessions.

Brielle Robinson, daughter of the late Army Sgt. First Class Heath Robinson, joins veterans advocacy groups, activists, politicians and fellow victims’ families during a news conference about military burn pits legislation outside the U.S. Capitol on March 29, 2022 in Washington, DC. President Biden has said burn pits — which incinerated medical and hazard material, jet fuel and other substances — were one of the many dangers U.S. soldiers faced during deployments. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Thousands of veterans deluge VA with claims for toxic exposure benefits, health care

BY: - November 28, 2022

The VA is hiring more employees to provide health care and process applications. But a short-term backlog still is expected.

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Pa. House bill hikes cost of birth, death certificates to fight veteran suicides | Thursday Coffee

BY: - June 9, 2022

The cost of the vital documents would rise by $2 under a plan circulated by a Lehigh Valley lawmaker.

How to support Pa.’s veterans and service members this holiday season

BY: - November 30, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is encouraging Pennsylvanians to donate to nonprofit, tax deductible programs that support the commonwealth’s approximately 800,000 veterans and service members. 

Biden to tap a trio of Midwesterners to lead agriculture, housing, veterans affairs agencies

BY: - December 10, 2020

If confirmed by the Senate, Fudge will lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the second Black woman to head the $50 billion agency, and Vilsack will be agriculture secretary, a position he held for eight years in the Obama administration.