Average wait times for care have dropped from 51 to 42 days.
More than 340,000 veterans receive rental assistance.
The agency is extending “precheck” benefits to students at the military academies.
The administration wanted to secure action from Congress first, said the Pentagon.
The likely 2016 presidential contender calls for congressional authorization.
The the 20-year-old emergency declaration was set to expire this week.
Changes are designed to make it easier for millions of veterans to receive care.
Lawmakers returning to Capitol Hill will be confronted with a slew of difficult issues.
The VA chief will take action against employees who are responsible for long wait times.
Steny Hoyer said the lawmakers found common ground during a meeting with President Obama.
The Army apologized to anyone offended over the "outdated language."
President is reported to be looking for an additional $3.2 billion.
"We are going to have to have a vote on this," Sen. Patrick Leahy said.
The reorganization will establish a new agency-wide customer service organization.
Study finds a coalition of business groups is close to doubling their 100,000 target.
A mission to rescue a pair of American citizens who were jailed in North Korea was delayed by...
The bill will likely be released the week of Dec. 8, days before possible shutdown.
He said the "forces of terror" have grown stronger since Obama took office.
Obama said an increase in coalition partners could lead to a decrease in U.S. troops.
Coalition airstrikes hit about 10 vehicles operated by ISIS in Mosul, Iraq.
Chairman of key House panel promises to give Obama $5.6 B request "fair consideration."
The new deployment brings the total number of U.S. troops to 3,200.
The House Intel Chairman warned of concerns among Sunni Arab nations.
Senate Republicans to push for change on Iran, Ukraine and ISIS.