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VIDEO: Lawmakers blast Veterans Affairs official over paid bonuses

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is under the microscope, as reports continue to surface detailing treatment failures and massive backlogs at VA hospitals across the country.

Firday, Assistant Secretary of Human Resources & Administration Gina Farrisee told the House Veterans Affairs Committee nearly $3 million in bonuses paid to top executives in 2013 are part of the department's efforts to recruit and maintain agency talent.

Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson has suspended bonuses for 2014.

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