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The Obama administration was also to announce a series of modest steps it will take to boost preparedness, such as expanding access to data to predict and minimize the health effects from climate change.

DENVER | Sen. Michael Bennet is asking the Veterans Affairs Department to quickly produce a plan for funding and finishing the Aurora VA hospital, which is $1 billion over budget and months behind schedule. The Colorado Democrat said Friday the VA must provide details about how it plans to spend the additional $830 million needed to finish […]

File - In this April 22, 2014 file photo, a man works on a concrete form during construction of a new Veterans Administration hospital in the Denver suburb of Aurora, Colo. The VA said its top construction official has retired amid an internal investigation of delays and massive cost overruns at the Denver veterans hospital, and said Wednesday, March 25, 2015, that Glenn Haggstrom's departure was immediate. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti, File) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT; NO SALES; NEW YORK POST OUT; NEW YORK DAILY NEWS OUT

Rep. Jeff Miller, a Florida Republican who is chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, said Haggstrom should have been fired instead of being allowed to retire. Others members of Congress have said the same.