Denver, CO — After a contentious hearing this morning the House Veterans Affairs Committee voted to subpoena the VA to turn over budgetary documents and official records regarding the Aurora VA hospital budget and frivolous spending on artwork.
CVA applauds the House Veterans Affairs Committee vote to issue a subpoena to the VA demanding the agency turn over documents that could explain how the cost of the Aurora VA hospital ballooned to almost $1.7 billion, an amount that is nearly triple initial estimates. The VA has refused to give Congress investigative documents, despite repeated requests from lawmakers.
CVA Colorado State Director Frank Crocker issued the following statement:
“It’s simply unacceptable that the VA has refused to back up its conclusions on the billion-dollar cost-overrun. The way in which the VA has handled the Aurora hospital construction project and the lack of transparency and accountability from top officials here embodies the fundamental problems with a corrupt VA culture — a culture that continues to fail veterans in Colorado and across the nation.”
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