Rep. Mark Takano

House Veterans Affairs Committee ranking member Mike Bost (R-IL) urges veterans to seek help if they are feeling suicidal during a news conference with (L-R) Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images).

House lawmakers introduce bipartisan VA electronic health record reform bill

The bill would require the VA to ensure its five existing EHR sites meet or exceed performance baselines before taking the system live at any additional locations.
WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 10: Chairman Mark Takano, of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (D-CA) speaks alongside members of the Congressional Delegation who recently traveled to the Indo-Pacific Region at a press conference in the U.S. Capitol Building on August 10, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

House Dems introduce pair of bills to overhaul IT acquisition at Department of Veterans Affairs

If enacted, the legislation would compel the VA to create an under secretary for management post and seek an independent audit of initiatives including the electronic health…
EMIGRANT, MT – JULY 24: Montana Republican Congressman Matt Rosendale speaks at the ceremony to honor the four airman killed in a 1962 B-47 crash at 8,500 feet on Emigrant Peak on July 24, 2021 in Emigrant, Montana. (Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images)

Rep. Rosendale questions size of penalty imposed on Cerner-Oracle by VA amid electronic health record system failures

At a House hearing Tuesday, Rep. Rosendale, R-Mont., cited a figure of $156,750 that according to the lawmaker the VA has withheld from the technology giant.