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.
Chairman Miller Statement Regarding VA’s Systemwide Internal Audit of Scheduling Practices
WASHINGTON, D.C.— After the release of VA’s internal audit of scheduling practices at VHA facilities nationwide, Chairman Jeff Miller issued the following statement:
“Today's report is more disturbing proof that corruption is ingrained in many parts of the VA health care system. The only way to rid the department of this widespread dishonesty and duplicity is to pull it out by the roots. That's why it's incumbent upon the Senate to do what the House of Representatives has already done: vote to give the VA secretary the authority he needs to immediately fire failing VA executives, including all supervisors who ordered their subordinates to cook the books. Additionally, the Department of Justice should get off the sidelines and start actively pursuing charges where applicable to the fullest extent of the law.” - Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs