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Aug 20, 2012 | FEDERAL NEWS RADIO

Miller: Hearings to come on VA conference spending

Spa treatments, concert tickets, and helicopter and stretch limo rides — the initial details in a Veterans Affairs' Office of the Inspector General investigation could overshadow the General Services Administration conference spending scandal

Aug 14, 2012 | AP

GOP lawmaker questions spending at VA conferences

A Republican lawmaker is raising questions about spending at training conferences held in Florida last year by the Veterans Affairs Department that have prompted an internal investigation at the agency.

Aug 14, 2012 | WASHINGTON POST

Veterans Affairs agency under investigation for conference spending

The Department of Veterans Affairs spent $5 million—and set aside $4 million more — last year for two training conferences whose organizers are under investigation for breaking ethics rules by improperly accepting gifts, congressional committees and government sources said Monday.

Aug 14, 2012 | WMFE RADIO ORLANDO

VA Officials Quizzed About Hospital Delays

A panel led by the US House Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing in Orlando Monday, demanding answers for ongoing delays to the construction of a new VA hospital. The contractor building the hospital blames poor communication for the delay.

Aug 14, 2012 | MILITARY TIMES

IG probing VA conferences; combined cost $5M

The Veterans Affairs Department last year held two employee conferences at a combined cost of at least $5 million at which attendees received tens of thousands of dollars in promotional items.

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