Report: VA Spent Millions On Artwork At Palo Alto Facility During Height Of Wait-Time Scandal
The report, which focuses on the agency's expenditures from 2004-2014, has sparked fresh anger with lawmakers and advocates.
Report: VA Spent Millions On Costly Art As Veterans Waited For Care
A new report alleges that the Department of Veterans Affairs spent $20 million between 2004 and 2014 on costly artwork. The expenditures included more than $1 million for a courtyard with a large sculpture at a Palo Alto veterans facility; $330,000 for a glass-art installation; and $21,000 for an artificial Christmas tree, according to the report. (McLaughlin, 7/29)