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Rep. Jeff Miller, Florida Republican and chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee said the agency has a "horrible track record" in managing major construction projects. (Associated Press)

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Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson testifies Thursday before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, outlining actions aimed at addressing ongoing agency problems, especially doctored wait lists for medical appointments.

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House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, Florida Republican, holds up two pages of resource requests from the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday, as he questions the Cabinet department's acting secretary on how to restore trust among veterans and taxpayers alike toward the beleaguered agency. (associated press photographs)

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Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson testifies Thursday before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, outlining actions aimed at addressing ongoing agency problems, especially doctored wait lists for medical appointments.

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** FILE ** Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) speaks to members of the media during a break in testimony from Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky and Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin during a late night House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) speaks to members of the media during a break in testimony from Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky and Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin during a late night House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky, left, walks back to a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing during a break in his testimony on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) speaks to members of the media during a break in testimony from Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky and Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin during a late night House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), left, and ranking minority member Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine), right, speaks to members of the media during a break in testimony from Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky and Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin during a late night House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky, left, and Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin, right, return to their seats following a break in testimony at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), right, speaks to Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky, center, during a break in his testimony in front of a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) speaks to members of the media during a break in testimony from Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky and Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin during a late night House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky, left, and Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin, center, testify at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky, right, and Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin, left, testify at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky, left, and Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin, right, testifies at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky, left, and Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin, right, testifies at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) speaks as Government Accountability Office health care director Debra Draper, Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky, Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin, and Assistant Veterans Affairs Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations Linda Halliday testify at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), center, speaks as Left to right: Government Accountability Office health care director Debra Draper, Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky, Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin, and Assistant Veterans Affairs Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations Linda Halliday testify at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) speaks as Government Accountability Office health care director Debra Draper, Veteran Affairs Undersecretary for Health for Administrative Operations Assistant Deputy Philip Matkovsky, Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin, and Assistant Veterans Affairs Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations Linda Halliday testify at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Acting Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin testifies at a House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 9, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)