"We all remember the nightmare that veterans suffered during the VA scandals that were exposed a few years ago", Trump said during remarks in the East Room of the White House.
In addition to making it easier to get rid of under performing employees, the bill also establishes protections for Whistle Blowers from retaliation.
The Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act is created to bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs by expediting the firing process for poorly performing employees, and ensuring appropriate protections for whistleblowers.
Trump cast the signing as a fulfillment of a campaign promise to dismiss VA workers "who let our veterans down".
Supporters and opponents of the bill believe civil servants in other government agencies could use it as a model as they seek to hold employees accountable for misconduct. It will also provide improved protections for whistleblowers, who have proved to be invaluable in uncovering and addressing issues within the department.
Less Stress in Fed's Bank Test
Even more impressive are the banks that were projected by the Fed to earn a profit despite the acute economic scenario. The Fed said Thursday that under that scenario, the 34 banks would suffer combined loan losses of $383 billion.
Trump says the law represents one of the biggest reforms to the VA in a generation or more.
The legislation, which many veterans' groups supported, cleared the House last week by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 368 to 55, replacing an earlier version that Democrats had criticized as overly unfair to employees.
"So many great Veterans Service Organizations across the country supported this legislation and I am grateful for their help in getting it passed and signed into law". It passed the Senate by a unanimous voice vote.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, called the bill signing "a significant step to reform the VA with a renewed objective and ability to serve our veterans". These bad employees are failing in their duty to serve our nation's veterans, many without disciplinary action, and something needs to be done. As I've said time and time again, the vast majority of VA employees - many I consider friends - are good, hard-working people.
President Donald Trump signs the "Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017" in the East Room of the White House, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Washington.
The Obama administration's "assumption that Clinton would win contributed to the lack of urgency", the Post reported. At that point, the outlines of the Russian assault on the USA election were increasingly apparent.
The #White House accepted that Kushner was the main key to the President's last trip to Israel and Palestinian areas on May 22-23. They say the U.S.is promising to be actively involved and may even present a declaration of principles as a guide for talks.
All three members of the House whose names were reported by The Daily Caller are members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Hodgkinson - the suspect killed after wounding five people at a Republican congressional baseball practice Wednesday.
The snub came just 24 hours after Comey told a Senate panel that an anonymously-sourced Times report from mid-February was false. He hinted that reporters would be "disappointed" in the answer. "I didn't obey that, but that's the way I took it", Comey said .
But there she was, making an appearance unexpected by all, perhaps especially by Montgomery County Court Judge Steven T. More than 50 women have said that Cosby assaulted them, but the statute of limitations has run out in almost all cases.
The outlook states "this activity will likely peak from Thursday through Saturday when numerous storms are anticipated". Bret impacted Trinidad and Tobago with heavy rain Monday night and continued to affect the northern coast of Venezuela.
O'Neill reread Cosby's deposition in which the comedian stated he would give women quaaludes when he wanted to have sex with them. She got the show tickets because her family loved Cosby, and she hadn't yet told them about the alleged assault.
Jon Snow is the new King of the North, and half Targaryen , but we weren't sure how Sansa Stark was taking the proclamation. The popular HBO programme, which is partly filmed in Northern Ireland, will begin its penultimate season on July 17.
GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling
Another report from the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services predicted that number would be 13 million. The Congressional Budget Office is then expected to release its non-partisan analysis of the bill early next week.
Ronaldo header gives Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russia
However, the win was bittersweet as Portugal left-back Raphael Guerreiro was hospitalized with a suspected leg fracture. The win puts the Selecao one top of Group A ahead of Russian Federation who won their first game against New Zealand .
LG to unveil the LG V30 on August 29th, says report
The company will officially announce the device during an event taking place one day before IFA kicks off, on August 31. However, considering this report to be true, LG will be adding the third smartphone in the V series.
Nasa telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life
To celebrate, NASA has launched " Kepler Exoplanet Week" from June 17 through June 23, with events scheduled across the Bay Area. Kepler has already found dozens of worlds of interest and has still only looked at a tiny part of the galaxy.
Portugal looks to return to winning ways
Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing. "It wasn't the result that we wanted", said Ronaldo. Santos praised his team for their dedication under pressure to hold on to the lead.
UK to double length of next Parliament to deal with Brexit
Yesterday, the government announced parliament will sit for two years, instead of the usual one, as it prepares for Brexit . Procession: Prince Philip and the Queen on the way to the Houses of Parliament for the Queen's Speech in 2016.
All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze
Much of the buzz is around what the Vegas Golden Knights will do in the draft and via trades, but there's plenty going on. From the resulting lists of unprotected players, the Golden Knights are permitted to claim one player from each team.
France's Macron to reshuffle government after parliament win
The same popular discontent with traditional politicians that swept Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency is behind his success. The newly elected French National Assembly will be the most diverse ever, with younger and more ethnically diverse MPs.
Edmonton's McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP
The two-way Bruins star beat out Anaheim's Ryan Kesler and joined Bob Gainey as the only players to win the Selke four times. That award is also known as an MVP trophy, but is voted on by the players rather than writers like the Hart Trophy process.
Nigeria's population to overtake U.S. by 2050
The report said the current world population, which is 7.6 billion, is expected to increase to 8.6 billion in the next 13 years. In addition to slowing population growth, low fertility levels lead to an older population, the report noted.