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Before President Trump won the Presidency on Nov 8, 2016, the US Veterans Affairs was mired in scandals which included too many military veterans dying while waiting for medical care.

*UPDATE: The latest report shows Veteran unemployment rates fall to record low of just 2.7%.

4/19/17: President Trump took one of his first steps to address chronic problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs by signing a bill that extends services for veterans to go outside the VA medical system for care.

6/1/17: President Trump's long-promised hotline for veteran complaints officially launches. The phone line — live now at 855-948-2311 — is designed to "collect, process and respond to the complaints of individual veterans in a responsive, timely and accountable manner," according to Department of Veterans Affairs officials. 

​6/2/17: Trump approved a billed called "American Law Enforcement Heroes Act of 2017" giving priority for federal grants to those federal and state law enforcement agencies that hire and train veterans.

6/23/17: Donald Trump signed a law creating accountability at Department of Veterans Affairs. The billed dubbed "Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act" was passed by Congress on 6/13/17. The approved legislation makes it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees for misconduct while better protecting staffers who bring wrongdoing to light. 

8/5/17: President Donald Trump celebrated improvements to the mobile system veterans can use to access health care, touting an "historic breakthrough" in Department of Veterans Affairs technology that makes it easier for patients to schedule and receive care remotely.

5/18/18: President Trump pledged to donate his presidential first quarter 2018 paycheck to the Office of Veterans Affairs

6/7/18: Trump signed legislation paving the way for a major overhaul of the Department of Veterans Affairs and expanded access for veterans to VA-funded care in the private sector.

6/20/18: Steaks and other perishable food from the White House’s canceled congressional picnic have been donated to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. President Donald Trump canceled the picnic to focus on the immigration debate.

President Trump's grade on military veterans

President Trump's grade on military veterans