22 Dec '17, 2am

Trump Signs Bill Opening VA to More Investigations

Trump Signs Bill Opening VA to More Investigations

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed legislation allowing for more and faster investigations of Department of Veterans Affairs facilities by permitting nongovernment groups to inspect them. The bill, titled the Enhancing Veteran Care Act, would allow regional VA officials to enter into contracts with accredited nonprofits to identify and report deficiencies at VA hospitals. It's the latest move this year in a larger effort by the VA and Congress to bring accountability to VA workers. "Unfortunately, the VA hasn't always met the standard of health care that our veterans deserve," Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., one of the bill sponsors, said in a written statement. "The Enhancing Veteran Care Act will help ensure our veterans receive quality care by giving senior officials at the VA regional level the tools to hold people accountable." The VA Inspector Gener...

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