"These reductions in paperwork, along with other improvements to simplify and speed the claims process, symbolize changes underway to make VA more responsive to Veterans and their families," Mr. Shinseki said.
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Shinseki said the move to put officials on leave was requested by the inspector general looking into the allegations.
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