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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange: Legislative History, Litigation, and Current Issues

Categories: Children,Disability,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Veterans,Vietnam

Covers what Agent Orange is, legislative and judicial efforts by veterans to obtain health care services and compensation, and current issues such as paternally mediated birth defects.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Supplemental Guidance to Military Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records Considering Discharge Upgrade Requests …

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Veterans

Press release about revised guidance to military boards regarding discharge records for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Calls for a comprehensive review of all materials and evidence presented by the petitioner for the purposes of upgrading discharges based on claims of previously unrecognized PTSD.  From the Defense Department


Women Veterans in the Labor Force

Categories: Statistics,Veterans,Women

Examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of female veterans.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Remarks by the President to the American Legion National Convention

Categories: Defense/Military,Presidency,Veterans

Where he discusses, among other things, the scandal involving misconduct in delivering health care services to veterans.  From the White House


Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System: Final Report

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Health/Medical,Veterans


Updates the review of the Interim Report released in May 2014.  Finds that patients encountered obstacles that adversely affected them when seeking services at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Veterans Department


Executive Order 23: Establishing the New Virginia Economy Workforce Initiative

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Veterans,Virginia Issues

Initiative seeks to reinvigorate the Virginia economy by increasing postsecondary and workforce credentials, securing employment for veterans, aligning education with the needs of businesses, and diversifying the economy.  From the Office of the Governor


Veterans’ Disability Compensation: Trends and Policy Options

Categories: Defense/Military,Disability,Govt Finance,Veterans

Describes the extent, trends, and features of the Veterans’ disability program.  Spending on veterans’ disability programs has nearly tripled since 2000.   This report examines advantages and disadvantages of potential policy changes and their budgetary effects from 2015 through 2024.  From the Congressional Budget Office


65+ in the United States: 2010

Statistics on the size and growth, socio-economic characteristics, geographic distribution, labor force participation, and longevity and health of the elderly population.  From the Census Bureau


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