Senators Want Independent VA Review To Determine If Claims Troubles Are Systemic
A bipartisan group of senators says efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to fix delays in handling veterans claims are insufficient and calls for the Government Accountability Office to investigate all 56 regional offices. Meanwhile, California lawmakers push for a new clinic to serve 87,000 veterans.
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Senators Seek VA Probe To See If Mishandled Claims Systemic
Troubled by delays in handling of veterans claims, a bipartisan group of senators is seeking a wide-scale independent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs for mismanagement and changes to improve budgeting and speed up applications. (Yen, 5/6)
California Lawmakers Push For New VA Clinic
California lawmakers are still trying to breathe life into a French Camp medical clinic designed to serve veterans living in the Northern San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills. Now, the resuscitation effort is up to the [U.S.] Senate. (Doyle, 5/5)