The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Veterans Affairs Department

Veterans Affairs Department

Veterans affairs department

■ Introduction

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was elevated to cabinet status on March 15, 1989. The VA was created from the Veterans Administration, which was established as an independent agency in July 1930. The secretary of veterans affairs is appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

Veterans Affairs Department

The VA administers programs to assist the nation’s veterans, their families, and dependents. Most of the programs provide health care to veterans and pensions or other compensation to veterans, ...

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