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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat representing the Bronx and Queens.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez insists the Veterans Affairs administration isn’t broken, but many veterans strongly disagree

Veterans Affairs has for years suffered from excessively long wait times, corruption scandals, and underfunding.

Trump says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is right that the Veterans Affairs department ‘isn’t broken’

"Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is correct, the VA is not broken, it is doing great. But that is only because of the Trump Administration," he wrote.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 12: Hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the 'alt-right' march down East Market Street toward Emancipation Park during the United the Right rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. After clashes with anti-fascist protesters and police the rally was declared an unlawful gathering and people were forced out of Lee Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is slated to be removed.

White House appointee reportedly told VA’s diversity chief not to condemn white supremacy after the deadly Charlottesville riots

Emails reviewed show an official was asked to remove "incendiary" language condemning "white supremacy, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan."

The FDA is taking steps to reduce testing on dogs while the VA doubles down on its harmful experiments

The VA sparked outrage by veterans and animal rights activists, who have increased pressure on the agency to stop harmful tests on dogs.

After coming under fire, the VA says it’s resuming medical experiments on dogs

The VA has been performing surgeries on dogs since the 1960s, a practice that has come under fire from animal rights activists.
Tens of thousands of Vietnam vets are still waiting for the VA to recognize their exposure to Agent Orange.

43 years after the Vietnam war, many Navy veterans are still battling for benefits for potential Agent Orange exposure

A bill is making its way through Congress that would extend VA benefits to veterans who were stationed in ships off the Vietnamese coast. Early this month, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie sent a letter to the Senate asking to stop the bill, saying its provisions are based on sympathy instead of science.

The VA hospital in DC was reportedly using rusty surgical tools and water full of bacteria, and employees say the ‘critical’ situation is ...

Persistent and serious problems that reportedly put patients in danger at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Washington, DC have employees pleading with the new VA secretary for assistance.
Dr. Ronny Jackson.

Ronny Jackson, Trump’s pick to run the Veterans Affairs Department, withdraws his bid over mounting misconduct allegations

Jackson has served as the White House physician for the past three presidential administrations. President Donald Trump nominated him to run the VA in March.

Devastating new report alleges Trump’s VA nominee drunkenly ‘wrecked’ a government vehicle

New allegations emerged Wednesday afternoon about the conduct of Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician nominated to be the next secretary of veterans affairs, including that he "wrecked a government vehicle" while intoxicated at a Secret Service event.
Physician to U.S. President Donald Trump Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks during the daily White House press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House January 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. Dr. Jackson discussed the details of President TrumpÕs physical check-up from last week.

Trump’s VA nominee accused of banging on hotel-room door of female employee while intoxicated during official trip

One source cited by CNN said Ronny Jackson caused such a scene that the Secret Service intervened out of concern that he might wake up President Barack Obama during the 2015 trip.