• Secretary Denis McDonough’s Memorial Day 2022 speech

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  • Pittsburgh VA legacy – help for 3,455 homeless Veterans

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  • Chats with the Chief: VA Secretary: “VA’s common purpose – The Veterans”

    Join Jon Jensen, VHA’s chief of staff, for the latest edition of host of “Chats with the Chief.” This week, he’s joined by VA Secretary Denis Richard McDonough, who discusses family, books and his vision for VA.

  • 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.

  • Remembering Former VA Secretary Jesse Brown

    This February, while the nation celebrates Black History Month, VA’s Homeless Programs Office (HPO) recognizes that our history of accomplishments preventing and ending homelessness among Veterans is built on the work of trailblazing Black men and women serving this country during war and in peace time. Among these notable individuals is Jesse Brown, a decorated disabled Vietnam Veteran who in 1993 became the first African American Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • VA Secretary Denis McDonough visits DC VA Medical Center

    VA Secretary Denis McDonough toured the DC VA Medical Center to see first-hand how healthcare professionals care for Veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 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. 

  • Veterans deserve leader who will ‘fight relentlessly,’ says SecVA nominee

    Veterans deserve a leader who will “fight relentlessly” for them, said Denis McDonough, President Joe Biden's nominee for VA secretary.

  • Borne the Battle #181: The 2020 State of VA

    Every year after the President’s State of the Union speech, the VA Secretary will give the State of VA speech. The State of VA proclaims the department’s successes from the previous year and outlines their priorities in the coming year.

  • VA secretary pledges improved customer service, stability and quality care while speaking to Veterans in three states

    Customer service, stability and quality care for Veterans remain top priorities for VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. He reinforced that while visiting VA medical facilities and attending national Veteran engagements in three states last week.

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