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Chairman Miller Statement on CAVHCS Personnel Action

Oct 24, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON Following VA’s announcement that it has removed the director of the Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System, Chairman Jeff Miller released the following statement.

“I’m pleased the department has finally reached the same conclusion about James Talton that nearly every person familiar with CAVHCS’s problems came to long ago. It’s unfortunate, however, that VA’s action comes only after Talton was on paid leave for more than two months – an expense that can only be described as a waste of taxpayer dollars. Regardless of this decision, it’s clear the department needs to move much more quickly to purge other disgraced personnel from its payroll, especially the CAVHCS employee who took a veteran to a crack house and Sharon Helman, the face of the VA scandal who has been on indefinite paid leave for nearly six months.” – Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

113th Congress