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Oct 10, 2012 | AP

Top Republican lawmakers seek removal of VA's chief of staff

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.

Oct 10, 2012 | WASHINGTON POST

Miller and Burr call for removal of VA chief of staff

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.

Oct 10, 2012 | MILITARY.COM

Lawmakers: Fire VA Chief of Staff Over Conferences

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.

Oct 10, 2012 | MILITARY TIMES

Lawmakers: Fire VA chief who OK’d conferences

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.

Oct 10, 2012 | ORLANDO SENTINEL

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.

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