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Eric Shinseki addresses growing Veterans Affairs problem

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Embattled Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki announced he would fire officials at a troubled VA facility where 40 vets are alleged to have died while waiting for treatment.

"I've initiated the process for the removal of the senior leaders at the Phoenix VA Medical Center," Shinseki said, speaking to a national conference in Washington on combatting chronic homelessness among vets.

He went on to say, "No (Veterans Health Administration) senior executive will receive any type of performance award for 2014," using the formal term for employee bonuses.

The crowd was very receptive to his statements and gave him a standing ovation.

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