But Col. John Henderson, commander of the Corps’ Omaha, Nebraska, district — which includes Denver — said it’s too soon to know whether the builders can finish for less than the nearly $1.7 billion contract cost because some other expenses are rising
“If the VA has uncovered any evidence of criminal activity in the course of this investigation, that information must be swiftly turned over to relevant law enforcement officials so that we can finally get some answers and American veterans and taxpayers can finally get the accountability they deserve,” Rice said.
“There are no easy answers,” he said, pointing to taking money away from future hospital projects around the country and delaying them, as another feasible way to find funding.
AURORA | The U.S. Senate formally adopted legislation Thursday afternoon brought by Sen. Cory Gardner to authorize $150 million in funding for the Veterans Administration — enough to keep construction going at the unfinished Aurora VA hospital project going through the end of the fiscal year. The move comes one day after Gardner and Sen. Michael […]
Ouch. After a brief time when all sides were looking for a way to quit shifting blame and start moving building materials, clearly, the shill is gone, just not from his VA post.
“Secretary Shinseki was a great soldier who served our nation with honor and distinction in the United States Army,” Aurora Congressman Mike Coffman said. “But as the VA secretary, he failed to lead. I urge the President to appoint a proven leader to take charge of the VA who will end the culture of corruption and bureaucratic incompetence that is hurting our veterans. History will judge this president harshly if he fails to confront this great failure with decisiveness and vision.”
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican, as recently as January voted against a spending bill that would have set aside as much as $100 million for overtime and additional training for claims processors to reduce the growing backlog of veterans waiting for care