10 May '17, 1pm

Federal court strikes down VA firing rules

WASHINGTON — As lawmakers prepare for another push on accountability legislation for the Department of Veterans Affairs, a federal court on Tuesday struck down Congress’ previous work on the issue as unconstitutional. The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit comes in response to the firing of Sharon Helman, former director of the Phoenix VA medical center at the middle of the 2014 wait times scandal. The court ruled her dismissal must be reconsidered by an appeals board, possibly reinstating her to the leadership post. But the decision also delivers another blow to lawmakers’ 2014 attempt to ease firing rules for the department, which included a speedier process to dismiss senior executives accused of negligence, incompetence or criminal behavior. Officials from President Barack Obama’s administration had repeatedly questioned the constitutionality...

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