Your morning daily veterans news update for Thursday, 7/24:
Disabled veterans memorial under way near the National Mall (Associated Press)
The American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial will be the first memorial in Washington dedicated to veterans who come home with life-changing injuries. It’s a project 16 years in the making and is set to be dedicated Oct. 5.
Panel approves Robert McDonald’s nomination to VA (Politico)
The panel backed former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald 14-0, sending his nomination to the Senate floor. He’s expected to face an easy confirmation in the full chamber after having earned the support of the committee’s Republicans.
Bob Dole, veterans groups push disability treaty (Roll Call)
Despite remaining short of the 67 votes needed to ratify the United Nation’s disability treaty, disabled veterans groups are pushing for a vote to identify the holdouts.
Veteran says he was forgotten in VA clinic (Associated Press)
A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran’s Administration.
Sen. Sanders seeking new VA funding compromise (Navy Times)
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said he wants to include portions of VA’s new $17.6 billion funding request in a larger veterans omnibus bill that is already being finalized by a House-Senate conference committee.
Vets told: Avoid ailing for-profit colleges (Tampa Tribune)
Student Veterans of America, which has 1,000 campus chapters across the country, this week created a “Not Recommended” list of colleges and named Corinthian’s Everest, Heald and WyoTech schools as its charter members.
VA settles 3 more Legionnaires cases (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
The Department of Veterans Affairs has settled three more claims related to the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System, according to court documents filed on Wednesday.