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House GOP Leaders Challenge Obama On VA

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June 05, 2014 AT 1:40 PM
Top House Republican leaders led by Speaker John Boehner wrote to President Obama on Wednesday demanding short-term answers and a long-term plan for addressing the crisis engulfing the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned last week following revelations that staff at VA facilities had systematically fudged records to hide delays in care provided to veterans. But the real gist of the letter is here: This speaks to the emerging GOP narrative that what has been happening at the VA is not a problem of mismanagement, but a structural problem of a large government bureaucracy.