House Will Get VA Accountability BillJune 8, 2017 |
by Hope Yen
WASHINGTON — The House will vote next week on Senate-passed legislation to make firing employees easier for the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, moving quickly on a long-sought accountability effort urged by President Donald Trump.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told a small group of reporters Wednesday that fixing the VA is a “big focus of ours,” coming more than three years after a 2014 scandal at the Phoenix VA medical center. Some veterans died while waiting months for appointments at the center.