U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Albany Stratton VA Medical Center Director Darlene DeLancey
Jim Levulis, WAMC News

The Albany Stratton VA Medical Center is one of 18 VA medical centers nationally that will take part in what’s being called a “high reliability” journey.  High reliability organizations, or HROs, have been part of the aviation and nuclear industries for many years.

Democratic New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held a telephone town hall Thursday night. Callers asked about topics ranging from the federal tax law to immigration to the CPV power plant in Orange County.


U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut toured the delayed Denver VA Medical Center construction site.

6/30/14 Panel

Jun 30, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
New Vet Head Announced
Afghan Elections
Border Control
Alaska Postal Costs
ISIS name change

After Friday’s announcement that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned, area Congressmen are offering their thoughts on how the agency should change in months ahead.

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Connecticut's congressional delegation wants full details of audits conducted at Veterans Administration medical facilities, including six in the state.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. John Larson, who appeared Friday at an East Hartford VFW post, said they've received private assurances that problems plaguing the VA in other states aren't happening in Connecticut, but they still want proof.


The Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill that would expand benefits and services for the Commonwealth’s veterans and their families.