11 May '17, 4am

Senators introduce sweeping VA accountability measure

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators will introduce a new Veterans Affairs accountability legislation Thursday that features a sped-up firing process for misbehaving employees, a mechanism for stripping those workers of ill-gotten bonuses, and an endorsement from key congressional leaders. The measure represents lawmakers’ best chance at sweeping department reforms since the wake of the 2014 VA wait times scandal, which forced the resignation of then VA Secretary Eric Shinkseki and thrust problems at the massive bureaucracy into the public consciousness. It also would reinforce President Donald Trump's repeated promises to clean up the embattled department, ridding it of what he sees as widespread incompetence and apathy in the workforce.

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