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DENVER — A bipartisan group of lawmakers formally asked the U.S. Justice Department Thursday to investigate whether Veterans Affairs Department executives lied to Congress to conceal massive cost overruns at a Denver-area hospital.
Twelve Republicans and nine Democrats on the House Veterans Affairs Committee made the request in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
AURORA | Federal prosecutors should investigate whether a former Veterans Affairs Department executive committed perjury when he testified about the cost of a new Aurora VA hospital, which is more than $1 billion over budget, members of Congress said.
WASHINGTON — Leaders behind a plan for a new Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Aurora, Colo., agreed to a grandiose design and ignored repeated, early warnings about the costs, driving it into financial failure, according to a report issued Wednesday.
AURORA, Colo. -- Federal investigators say “gross mismanagement,” delays and lax oversight by the Department of Veterans Affairs added millions of dollars to the cost of the Aurora VA hospital.
DENVER (AP) – Gross mismanagement, delays and lax oversight by the Veterans Affairs Department added hundreds of millions of dollars to the cost of a new VA hospital In Aurora, federal investigators said Wednesday.
Veterans advocates rallied on Capitol Hill Tuesday to urge lawmakers deal with the problem of so-called “bad paper” discharges that prevent some struggling veterans from receiving health care, and urged the White House to intervene while the legislative process drags on.
Taxpayers in Colorado and across the nation have been kept in the dark far too long about what went so disastrously awry with the mushrooming cost to build the still-under-construction veterans hospital in Aurora.
Washington (AFP) - Ethiopia faces potential tragedy -- even ethnic bloodletting -- if the international community looks away from repression there, runner Feyisa Lilesa warned Tues
One of the best attempts to improve America’s mental health crisis in decades will stall if the U.S. Senate does not get its act together before it goes on another month-long break. Freshly back from vacation, senators should pass Rep.
Demanding explanations for a $1 billion cost overrun, a House panel Wednesday issued a subpoena to the Department of Veterans Affairs for documents on how the cost of a Denver-area VA hospital ballooned to almost $1.7 billion.
That figure was nearly triple earlier estimates.
A House panel voted to subpoena the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday. The Veterans Affairs Committee wants thousands of pages of documents related to the cost of constructing the VA Hospital in Aurora.
The committee also wants documents related to art and ornamental furnishing purchases for the past five-and-a-half years.
A congressional committee is expected to decide Wednesday whether to force the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to turn over thousands of pages of investigative documents into the over-budget replacement hospital in Aurora that panel members say have been wrongly withheld.
This is the first year Brighton’s Sakata Farms isn’t growing cabbage, one of its former principal crops. Robert Sakata, farm owner, said it wasn’t worth planting this year, because he wouldn’t have enough employees to harvest it.
“We got tired of leaving crops in the field,” he said.
A Republican congressman is going after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for having almost 200 full-time interior designers.
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller thinks the designers are a significant factor in the troubled agency’s penchant for wasting tax dollars, and offering inadequate care to veterans
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) called a recent report’s findings that intelligence on ISIS may have been manipulated to create a more favorable depiction of U.S. antiterrorism efforts “alarming.”
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Aurora, waded into the wild and tangled saga surrounding embattled Aurora Public Schools Board of Education director Eric Nelson Tuesday, Aug. 2, urging U.S. Attorney John Walsh to investigate whether Nelson had violated federal law.
A sweeping reform of the nation’s $130 billion mental health system — already passed by the U.S. House and headed for the Senate next month — would ramp up the number of psychiatric beds and make it easier for families to access treatment even when their relative does not want it.
A top Republican wants to make sure the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is following a Supreme Court ruling that directs agencies to follow laws to increase the number of federal contracts to veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs).