• SECVA Monthly Press Conference: Employee resilience, backlog, timely care

    On Feb. 16, 2022, VA Secretary Denis McDonough held a press conference at VA Central Office in Washington, D.C., which was streamed live to VA employees. The event covered updates to how VA is handling the omicron wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, VBA’s progress on the claims backlog, NCA’s handling of uninterrupted memorial services, VHA’s mission to meet timely appointments and care authorizations, and the secretary’s work with the Congress to invest in VA employees.

  • Organizations offer national-level 2021 Veterans Day virtual events

    VA and several national level organizations are hosting 2021 Veterans Day virtual events due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Caregivers have been overlooked, those days are over, VA secretary says

    Caregivers have been overlooked by VA over the years, but those days are over, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said Oct. 29. Speaking at the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Sixth Annual National Convening, McDonough said one of VA’s most important jobs is to support caregivers.

  • Remembering fallen means honoring unfinished work: SecVA

    Remembering the fallen means honoring the nation’s unfinished work, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said at Quantico National Cemetery in Virginia May 28.

  • VA during President Biden’s first 100 days

    What has VA accomplished in President Biden's first 100 days? Here's a list, detailing vaccinations, equity & inclusion, and how VA has delivered.

  • Borne the Battle #235: VA Secretary Denis McDonough

    On Feb. 8, 2021, Denis McDonough was confirmed by the Senate to be the United States’ 11th Secretary of Veterans Affairs. On Borne the Battle he discusses the priorities behind his "First 100 Day Plan" for VA.

  • Veterans see help through American Rescue Plan, says SecVA

    Veterans will see significant help through the American Rescue Plan, VA Secretary Denis McDonough told the House Veterans Affairs Committee March 25 during a virtual hearing.

  • Veteran caregivers fulfill Lincoln’s ‘borne the battle’ charge, says SecVA

    Veteran caregivers completely fulfill President Abraham Lincoln’s charge to care for those who have borne the battle, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said Feb. 24 at an online forum.

  • A message from VA Secretary Denis McDonough

    The U.S. Senate confirmed VA Secretary nominee Denis R. McDonough on Monday, February 8, 2021. He is the eleventh VA secretary. 

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