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Huelskamp thrashes VA bureaucrat who got big bonuses for lousy work

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Beltway Confidential,Mark Tapscott,Veterans Affairs

Want to see how congressional oversight is supposed to work? Check out this video of Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-KS, grilling Department of Veterans Affairs Glenn Haggstrom about why he received nearly $55,000 in performance bonuses despite overseeing a unit that chronically underestimated costs and overspent its budget.

Haggstrom is the principal executive director of VA's Office of Acquisition, Logistics & Construction. His operation was spotlighted in a recent GAO report that uncovered shocking cost overruns and delays on four major construction projects (ranging from 59% to 144% over cost and 14 to 72 months past promised completion dates).

Mark Tapscott is executive editor of The Washington Examiner.

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