Defense

Inhofe: Obama is ‘failing to address’ VA problem

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) demanded that the inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs provide Congress with a report on the medical claims backlog plaguing the agency because President Obama is “failing to address” the issue.

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Moran: VA Secretary should resign

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) demanded that Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Eric Shinseki resign over claims backlogs that have resulted in the deaths of veterans.

"I ask the secretary to submit his resignation and I ask President Obama to accept that resignation,” Moran said on the Senate floor Tuesday.

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Cornyn to Obama: Appoint someone to investigate VA deaths

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) demanded that President Obama appoint someone to investigate a recent report that a Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix maintained a "secret waiting list" to avoid reporting on extended care delays.

“The president needs to designate a point person to deal with this,” Cornyn said on the Senate floor Thursday.

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