Arlington, Va. – Department of Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson today visited the construction site of the Aurora VA hospital, a project that is now years behind schedule and more than one billion dollars over budget.
Frank Crocker, Colorado State Director for Concerned Veterans for America, issued the following statement in response:
“Individuals overseeing such a disastrous project should be held accountable, instead they were allowed golden parachutes and received millions of dollars in bonuses.
“The Aurora project is not alone in its mismanagement and is a symptom of a larger disease – a total lack of accountability at the department. Facilities in New Orleans, Orlando and Las Vegas have all encountered egregious cost and time overruns.
“This is why it is time to pass the VA Accountability Act – and end this cycle of dysfunction and mismanagement.”
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