And Senate Democrats have been slow to embrace House-passed legislation that would give Shinseki the authority to fire senior executives.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) questioned whether legislation could address the VA’s problems, noting “most of it has to be done administratively.”
Senate leaders also expressed support for the Cabinet member on Thursday.
“I think he’s doing a thorough review, as he should, of VA medical centers on the scheduling issue,” said Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.).
Richard Griffin, the VA’s acting inspector general, plans to release his own report on allegations that VA facilities concealed the wait times for veterans seeking medical treatment. Critics say that dozens of veterans may have died while waiting for treatment.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Protecting people who kill veterans.............
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