Listen now! Additional VA staffing, funding needs discussed on "Inside Government"

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for a special broadcast from the union's National Veterans Affairs Council Convention. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Nov. 22, is now available on demand.


AFGE VA Local 1273 Vice President Travis Riggs discussed the dangers of low staffing and contracting out at the VA. Riggs also shed light on how the union has helped him during his career.

But first, Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner recognized the commitment and sacrifices made by America's veterans and shared ideas to spur job creation in the middle class.

John Bradley, a former senior staffer on the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees, then detailed legislation impacting veterans and VA workers and also discussed advances the VA has made in research and medicine.

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"Inside Government" is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact federal and D.C. government employees. The show airs each Friday at 10 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington, D.C., and online at It is also available to millions of iPod users through Apple's iTunes podcast. "Inside Government" is produced by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation's largest federal employee union, representing 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

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