Congress Must Act On Veterans Affairs Accountability Reforms

Congress must act on Veterans Affairs accountability reforms

Accountability reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are urgently needed to protect veterans, taxpayers — and animals.
Last month, VA Secretary David Shulkin took the rare step of endorsing VA reform legislation after existing rules prevented his agency from immediately firing an employee who was caught watching pornography while with a patient. This is a welcome development.
Just a few days prior, our group — the White Coat Waste Project — filed a complaint with the VA inspector general documenting accountability and transparency failures at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Va. Among other things, we outlined how a …

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