Lawmakers Serve Subpoena To VA, Blast Agency’s Decision-Making, Lack Of Transparency
The House panel is looking specifically at a Denver hospital that cost nearly $1.7 billion and a California clinic that spent millions on decorative artwork and furnishings.
The Associated Press:
House Panel Subpoenas VA Over Denver Hospital, Artwork
Demanding explanations for a $1 billion cost overrun, a House panel Wednesday issued a subpoena to the Department of Veterans Affairs for documents on how the cost of a Denver-area VA hospital ballooned to almost $1.7 billion. That figure was nearly triple earlier estimates. The subpoena by the House Veterans Affairs Committee also seeks documents related to millions of dollars spent on artwork and ornamental furnishings at VA offices nationwide, including more than $6.4 million spent on the Palo Alto, California, health care system. (Daly, 9/7)