Joint Hearing of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the U.S. Senate and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives at 1:00 p.m. CDT.
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Top Republican lawmakers are calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to fire his chief of staff for approving two training conferences that led to $762,000 in questionable spending.
The top Republicans on the House and Senate veterans affairs committees called for the removal of the Department of Veterans Affairs chief of staff Tuesday in the wake of an inspector general’s report last week sharply critical of VA spending at two training conferences last year.
The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and ranking member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee have called for the removal of the Department of Veterans Affairs chief of staff for leadership failures related to reckless spending on VA training programs.
Two Republican lawmakers are calling for the dismissal of a senior Veterans Affairs Department administrator who approved conferences at which more than $760,000 in VA funds were spent on lavish extras such as a $49,516 parody video and promotional items totaling $112,823.
Congress: VA official should be sacked for wasteful Orlando conferences that featured ‘Patton’ video
Two top Republicans in Congress want the Obama administration to fire a high-ranking official with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for not doing more to prevent wasteful spending at two training conferences in Orlando that cost an estimated $6.1 million.