AURORA | Massive cost overruns at a new veterans hospital outside Denver were caused by repeated changes in the design and a complicated contract process that VA officials didn’t understand, according to an investigation released Thursday. The half-finished hospital in suburban Aurora is expected to cost up to $1.73 billion, nearly triple the earlier estimates. The […]
Medical center spokesman Paul Sweeney says the upper reaches of the Department of Veterans Affairs have asked that the Confederate flag shown behind an image of a Union soldier and a Confederate rebel be removed.
AURORA | Congress has agreed to another short-term deal to avoid a work stoppage on the over-budget veterans hospital under construction in Aurora. The House approved a measure Friday to raise the spending cap by $150 million, allowing work to continue until at least September. The Senate approved the deal Thursday. The bill was passed by […]
“Sell the hotel in Paris; build the hospital in Aurora,” Coffman in a statement. “The VA needs to make hard decisions to fund their mismanagement, and selling a five-star foreign hotel is a great place to start.”
“We cannot erase the unforgivable errors that have already been committed by the VA, but we can fire the VA and bring in competent managers to get this critical hospital built”
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
The project is awash in complaints from unpaid contractors and sub-contractors, confusion, finger-pointing and mystery. Aurora Congressman Mike Coffman is right on aiming blame at the VA for nearly hopelessly mismanaging the Aurora VA project