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Latest Affairs Committee Items
Top VA officials told Congress on Wednesday that they initially thought the secret lists at the Phoenix VA hospital were part of an initiative to reschedule cancelled appointments, not a way to manipulate waiting times.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said Thursday he is "mad as hell" about allegations that at least 40 veterans died while awaiting care on a secret list at the Phoenix VA facility.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki told Congress on Thursday that he's "mad as hell" about accusations against department hospitals, but vowed to stay on the job as he fended off questions about long wait times and charges that a Phoenix facility fabricated documents to hide its poor performance.