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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Sloan Gibson
Capitol Hill negotiations on a Veterans Affairs reform bill teetered on the verge of collapse Thursday, as acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson warned that the troubles at the scandal-plagued agency will only get worse without more federal funding.
Lawmakers questioned Thursday morning how the Department of Veterans Affairs could ask for more than $17 billion in emergency funding, but only provide a handful of pages to describe how the money would be spent.
Acting Veteran Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson assured Congress last week that the VA is working hard to replace its "antiquated" scheduling system, but the Obama administration first received clear notice more than five years ago about the need for an overhaul to reduce patient wait times.
Acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday that he believes the department can regain the trust of veterans and Americans within two years.
Veterans Affairs Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson will make his first trip to Capitol Hill as the head of the embattled department next week.
The director of the Office of the Medical Inspector at the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has recently come under fire for not taking whistleblower reports seriously, has retired, according to a press release.
Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson says he is deeply disappointed that whistleblower complaints about patient care are not being taken seriously.
A top Department of Veterans Affairs executive received tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses even after an internal investigation found she lied about having a master's degree, according to a senior member of Congress who has asked the department to justify the bonus.
Bert and Ernie, Big Bird and the Count have spent years teaching children right from wrong and how to count, but now some of their fellow "Sesame Street" neighbors will take on a new task: counseling military families.
"All you have to do is look at the faces of the kids — the look is one of sheer delight," Mr. Gibson said, describing the first time he saw the show as what inspired him to take it around the world.
He added that the lines are so long at the naval bases that they sometimes schedule extra shows.